The Week of Sound 16th Edition

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Launched for the first time in 2004, The Week of Sound is a campaign to raise awareness for the social issues related to sound through a variety of events, conferences and forums.

Renowned architect Roland CASTRO and other experts have organized a debate and workshop on 22 January 2019 concerning the importance of including sound in urban planning.

A special concert will be given by Jordi SAVALL and the Concert of Nations to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the orchestra’s creation on 23 January 2019.

Comprising 5 subthemes, the week addresses questions related to the sound environment, health, sound recording, reproduction and conservation, the relation between image and sound, and musical and sound expression.

The sound environment is becoming an increasingly central topic of concern for urban planners as populations continue to converge into densely packed cities. As such, the 16th Week of Sound will highlight and instigate discussion for the issues around this year’s theme of “Sound, a structural element for urban planning”.


Type of Event Event under UNESCO Patronage
Start 21.01.2019 00:00 local time
End 27.01.2019 23:55 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Lourenco, Mirta
Country France
City Paris
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Official Website
Link 1 The Week of Sound
Link 2 The Week of Sound on Facebook
Link 3 The Week of Sound on Twitter
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