Following numerous discussions in 2017 the new leadership of MSAE decided, to maintain MSAE’s steady rate of successes in engaging academic, creative and public interest in the interrelationships of sound, listening, and environment; it was necessary to reestablish the MSAE as a non-profit corporation apart from the ASAE rather than as a “chapter.”
The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology mourns the loss of musician, sound designer, and leading member of the World forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), Nigel Frayne. Following a long battle with cancer—a time during which he remained active in WFAE’s leadership, starting in the late-90s—Nigel passed away on 6 January, 2018.
More reflections about Nigel’s role in the World Forum and its Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology will be published in the next edition of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, due for release in June 2018.
My own thoughts are posted here on the WFAE News Page.