The Sound Map of the Paiva River is a sound cartography project, not exhaustive but representative of the landscape and communities along the river Paiva, having a working distance of about 110 km long and up to 1 km wide, that is the maximum distance from a point of recording to the river itself.
The project develops over an extended time period, from March to December 2010, intending to capture changes in the river bed, the type of farming and wild fauna and flora associated with each season.
The Sound Map of Rio Paiva is part of a larger project, initiated in 2009: “Aldeias Sonoras” (“Sound Villages”) (http://www.aldeias-sonoras.org), which is an educational program for the sound mapping of rural areas in partnership with primary and secondary schools of the geographical areas subject to intervention. The partner schools in 2010 are located in Vila Nova de Paiva and Arouca, existing ad hoc partnerships with primary schools of villages situated along the river Paiva (such as Parada de Ester, in Castro Daire municipality).
Project’s Author and General Coordination: Luís Costa
Technical Coordinator: Rui Costa
Technical Support and Video Documentation: João Rodrigues
Photographic Documentation: Carina Martins