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2014 Year-in-Review

MSAE 2014 year-in-review, plus what’s ahead in 2015. We hope this New Year has started off well as we take time to reflect and take note of our activities and prospects. Happily, the MSAE had an extremely productive 2014. Highlights of the year and into […]

Megalópolis sonoras. Identidad cultural y sonidos en peligro de extinción. México 2009

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.

Inaugral ceremony for Sound Megalopolis, March 23, 2009
Inaugral ceremony for Sound Megalopolis, March 23, 2009