Anna Raimondo and Manuel Calurano try to grasp Madrid's soul, by recording voices and sounds across one of its most popular and rooted neighborhood, Lavapiés. The piece has been selected for MADRID ABIERTO 2009-10. A series of interviews with people born or been living for a long time in Lavapiés, Madrid, are combined with field recordings: streets, feasts, people chatting..
Anna Raimondo, an italian artist that lives and works in Bruxelles, completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). She has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals including the solo show Beyond voice. Me, you and everyone who is listening at Arte Contemporanea Bruxelles (BE); the 5th Marrakech Biennale (MA); Espace (Im)Media in Sporobole Art Center (Sherbrooke, CA); the collective sound exhibition Dirty Ear at Errant Bodies (Berlin, DE); as well the public sound art festival Paraphrasing Babel in Maastricht (NL); Ruído Branco at Jaqueline Martins Gallery (São Paulo, Br); the public art festival Nouzah Fenia – Festival de Casablanca (MA). Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio, AT; Deutschlandradio Kultur, DE; Resonance fm, UK; Arte Radio, FR; Mobile Radio Bsp, BR; Rai). Her curatorial projects are mainly focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including the V&A Museum (London, UK); Le Cube- Independent Art Room (Rabat, MA); Spazio O’ (Milan, IT). She is co-editor with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform Saout Radio. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about radio art and sonic memories. She writes for the French radio art magazine Syntone.