Known as “vira-latas” (dump tippers), stray dogs offer their canine listening abilities in conjunction with human cohabitation. As a dog, you love rummaging through dumpsters, looking for something to eat; you bark when a motorcycle passes by; you run after cars invading your territory; you dash in and out of houses; and you explore abandoned fields. This piece offers a ground level sonic walk, binaurally recorded by dogs in a recent urbanized neighborhood close to Belo Horizonte in Southeast Brazil.
Recordings: july and september 2017
Sound recorders: Marmita, Pretinha, Nina, Bob, Frida et Una
Project by: Sara Lana et Félix Blume
Production: Arte Radio
Thanks to: JaCa, Floriane Pochon, Gabriel Lecup, Marie-Christine Cabanas,
Broadcast and listening sessions: Arte Radio, Centre Pompidou (Fr), Maison de la Poésie (Fr), Radio Campus Bruxelles (Be), Bruits Festival Audioscénique (Fr), Deutschlandfunk Kultur – Kurzstrecke (De), Festival Longueur D’Ondes (Fr), Un Canon Sur Le Zinc (Fr), Rien à voir ! (Fr), Soirées d’Écoute Publique (Ca), Multiverso Electrónico Nuevo León (Mx), Radio Raio (Br), Framework Radio, RTS (Ch), NTS Radio (Uk), Musée Réattu (Fr), Radio Grenouille (Fr), Phaune Radio (Fr), Radio Tsonami (Cl), Festival Tomada Urbana (Br), ORF Musicprotokoll (At), Les nouveaux terriens (Fr), Sonic Narratives (Ro), Sonic Acts (Nl),