Tag: Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Celebrating the Legacy of R. Murray Schafer

Canadian composer, author, music educator, and ‘father of acoustic ecology’ dies at 88 The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology is saddened to learn that Canadian composer, author, music educator, and ‘father of acoustic ecology’ Raymond Murray Schafer, died at his home in Southern Ontario on 

WFAE May-June 2009 Newsletter published

The newsletter features reports on the Sound Megalopolis conference held in March in Mexico City

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 site of the Fonoteca Nacional is the former home of the great Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) and now serves as the archive of all significant audio recordings relevant to the history and culture of Mexico. It is a public access facility with a large, sophisticated lab for the collection, restoration, and preservation of recorded sound. This 5-day conference brought the founders of the World Soundscape Project together with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and the Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology, including a host of new people to the field from around the world.

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

I attended the conference with Jesse Seay who, in addition to being a member of the World Listening Project, is the director of Favorite Chicago Sounds and a producer at Vocalo.org.

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