On April 6, 2017 Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W. Long, and Eric Leonardson provide a workshop on public engagement in urban soundscape awareness based on their recent experience collaborating in the Night Out In The Parks soundwalk series and The 606 Soundscape Project. All three are […]
Report by Eric Leonardson
Sound Megalopolis: Sounds in danger of extinction took place from March 23-27, 2009 at the gorgeous Fonoteca Nacional in the Coyaocán area of Mexico City. The Fonoteca Nacional is the former home of the great Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) and serves as the archive of all significant audio recordings relevant to the history and culture of Mexico, with a public access facility, and a large, sophisticated lab for the collection, restoration, and preservation of recorded sound. Held by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and the Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology, this 5-day conference brought the founders of the World Soundscape Project, the WFAE, with a host of people new to the field from around the world.