Sound Art against domestic violence

Open call for audio works

Spazioersetti, in collaboration with Audiorama and the municipality of San Vito al Tagliamento, is inviting musicians, performers and sound artists to submit audio works connected with the theme of domestic violence for the Red Sound Bench project.
A Red Sound Bench will be permanently installed in the public garden Parco Altan Rota in San Vito al Tagliamento in Italy, in contribution to the Italian national campaign “panchine rosse” (red benches) to raise public awareness of domestic abuse and domestic violence against women.
The exhibition will inaugurate on March 8th – the International Women’s Day.
Selected work will be exhibited for an indefinite period of time during the year 2021 and the event will be extensively promoted through media.

A red bench, in a meeting point, means No to violence of any kind.

Project commissioned by the municipality of San Vito al Tagliamento.
The Red Sound Bench is a special Spazioersetti edition of Ljudbänken, the touring public sound art installation conceived by Audiorama – Swedish Center for Spatial Sonorities. The original bench is designed by Jonas Wahlström. ©Mattias Ek/Stockholms stad (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 SE)


The call is open to artists of any nationality and of any age

Submitted works must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Format: raw audio 44.1KHz/16bit or 48KHz/24bit
  • From 1 to 4 syncronized channels
  • Any duration
  • Audio will loop. Volume will fade out when no one is sitting
  • Frequency range: 60Hz – 17kHz (no subwoofer)

The artifact

The bench is a vis-à-vis model with 4 encapsulated speakers

Loudspeaker Positions

Channel 1: Left Inner
Channel 2: Right Inner
Channel 3: Left Outer
Channel 4: Right Outer

Theme keywords

sexism, family violence, dependency, patriarchy, men’s dominance, women’s vulnerability.


February 28th 2021 at 12am CET

Entry fee

€ 10
to be paid via Paypal:
or by bank transfer to: Continuo APS
IBAN: IT79Z0501802200000011715414
Bank name: Banca Popolare Etica
Bank charges must be borne by payer.

Artist fee

500 € tax included. Please note that no royalties will be paid to the authors.

How to apply

send your proposals to
tel/sms/telegram: +39 347 2543 623
skype: antonio DM

Deepening links

Audiorama’s Ljudbänken project
Parco Rota in San Vito al Tagliamento
Italian campaign panchine rosse

For any additional info don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to hear from you.

The team of Spazioersetti

A cura di Continuo APS
in collaborazione con
Audiorama – Swedish Center for Spatial Sonorities
Comune di San Vito al Tagliamento
galleria Spazioersetti

Comune di San Vito al Tagliamento logo
San Vito contro la violenza sulle donne