SOINU MAPA is an open collaborative project. Based on "phonography" or the art of recording environmental sounds, our aim is to show, share and exchange field recordings made in the Basque Country. Here, you will find more than 100 sound recordings, that tell us a little bit more about the different sound realities of the Basque country. If you also like to record sounds and want to share your work with us, just contact us and participate! In order to distribute them freely, all recordings are published under Creative Commons license.

SOINU MAPA started thanks to a collection of recordings made by Luz Maria Sanchez in 2001. During a residence at Arteleku, this mexican sound artist did dozens of field recordings on different geographical locations of the basque country, from south to north, east to west.

This collection was archived on Arteleku mediateque, ready to be used by any artist, as Luz Maria wrote on the documentation.
Three years later, Audiolab created SOINU MAPA, in order to present in public all this collection and create a even bigger archive based on the same philosophy...

SOINU MAPA is a project of Audiolab, the sound department of Arteleku contemporary art center from Donostia-San Sebastien. SOINU MAPA has been possible thanks to the help and support of Luz Maria Sanchez and Enrike Hurtado. [via]