Composition | Sound art | Field recording


Campo Próximo, Sonic Lab

Diogo Alvim, Matilde Meireles

Live performance / Research

20 Years of SARC Concert

Sonorities Festival Belfast

11 April 2024

20 mins., ambisonics audio, projected video

Campo Próximo (2015-ongoing), which we loosely translated to Near Field/ Next Field, is a situated concert/ performance that plays with the perception and construction of places. For each iteration of the project, field recordings (image and audio) are composed in a way that relates the territory with the architecture of the venue, creating a dialogue between place and space. The performance takes the audience on a journey along each recorded location through different multi-sensorial approaches.

For Campo Próximo, Sonic Lab, different sonic environments recorded throughout our time living in Belfast (as PhD students at SARC) were played back inside the Sonic Lab merging with its acoustic properties, thus generating new sonorities that form the basis of the musical improvisation. The performance was shaped by a set of relations that arises from this network of places.


Campo Próximo was included in the conference paper presentation Campo Próximo (Matilde Meireles and Diogo Alvim), NCMM Contemporary Music Conference, CESEM – Research Centre for the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music, FCSH-NOVA, Lisbon Portugal, July 2021