An extensive, open-ended phonographic project fusing a study of the role of acoustic communication in Seville’s Semana Santa with an exploration of the practice of field recording. Beginning in 2006, the project has accumulated of over 100 hours of original field recordings documenting the public processions of Seville’s major fiesta, the Semana Santa (or, Holy Week).

‘Saetera’ Susana Martinez Sierra sings in the Calle Francos, Seville, 4am Good Friday 2011

‘Saetera’ Susana Martinez Sierra sings in the Calle Francos, Seville, 4am Good Friday 2011


The project has resulted in a number of outcomes including multichannel sound installation, online sound maps, essays and experimental audiovisual works. A major collection of field recordings, video documentation and interviews is held permanently at the British Library (BL collection C1338).