The Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2010 has a single unifying theme: the river Paiva. Throughout the year, from winter to autumn several multidisciplinary artistic projects (which have sound as a key element) will be developed on a contextual perspective related to the various geographical areas of the river, from its source to its mouth. The art project to be developed during the third cycle of artist residencies is “Riparian” from the German field recordist and sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek. This is a project with two segments of audiowork. The focus will be on listening, writing and walking. Writing text and sound.

Walking into Sound - A diary about two soundwalks at the banks of the Paiva River.


11:55 stop
came across a fisherman
cross the inflow, shoes off!
hear the paiva in front of me
it runs directly into me
an engine top left, birds straight ahead
getting my feet dry, ants all over me
12:10 walking on

The written work Walking into Sound was published in the book
Sonic Thinking - A Media Philosophical Approach (New York/London: Bloomsbury, 2017).

Riparian - Recorded soundwalks to chapels located at the Paiva River.
Part of the field work of this German sound artist consisted in recording silences in churches and chapels along the course of the Paiva river, corresponding to the section between Castro Daire and Nodar (the same section that the artist traveled on foot in the first stage of his residency). These recordings were a follow up of other churches' recordings made by the artist in Germany and in other European countries since 2004. (Luis Costa)


The works were shown at the PAIVASCAPES - Paiva River Sound Festival, Aveiro, Portugal, 2011 and in the group exhibition Still Spot, Skylight Gallery, New York, USA, 2012.