The drawings of the political borders between the countries of different continents constitute the sound score of Songlines. Each score brings together all the frontiers of a single continent and is then sounded. The compilation of all Songlines’ drawings and songs forms a map of land borders between countries.
The term songlines refers to the sound maps created by the original people of Australia: instead of the maps being drawn, they are sung in songs that describe the physical spaces and narrate the paths traversed.
Songlines’ first version was produced in 2018 and was initially created through the digital conversion of the drawings into a sound file. This version was exhibited in the show “Antes, e ainda agora.” In the second version of Songlines, the musician and composer Marcelo Cabral created the songs, freely interpreting the borders drawings.
SONGLINES II / Music composed by Marcelo Cabral Songlines - América do Sul | South America _ 2:48 min (2019) Songlines - Europa | Europe _ 3:14 min (2019) Songlines - América do Norte | North America _ 2:08 min (2021) Songlines - África | Africa _4:29 min (2021) Songlines - Ásia | Asia _ 3:16 min (2021)