You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2016 “Sounds Lost and Found”
Tag: World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
Two WFAE conferences happen in 2014. Sound In the Land in June, in Canada, and Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in July, in Portugal. CFP deadlines are 15 and 31 March.
MSAE members Dan Godston and Eric Leonardson are featured authors of articles on the 2011 World Listening Day and WFAE International Conference, “Crossing Listening Paths” held in Corfu, Greece, for the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Newsletter.
The proceedings of “Listening for the Future” the American Society for Acoustic Ecology’s first-ever national symposium and retreat are to be published soon. Read a conference report published in the Sept/Oct WFAE Online Newsletter.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
You are invited to participate in the first World Listening Day, which happens on Sunday, July 18, 2010. The purposes of World Listening Day are:
- to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology;
- to raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography;
- and to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices.
World Listening Day is being organized by the World Listening Project (WLP), in partnership with the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. The World Soundscape Project, which Schafer directed, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field, and his book The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World helped to define many of the terms and background behind the acoustic ecology movement.WLP and MSAE invite you to participate in World Listening Day.
Here are several possibilities-
- You can organize a soundwalk or a listening party when people play field recordings.
- You can organize a performance event that involves field recordings and other artistic expressions that explore our soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment.
- You can participate in a private / solitary way, by paying attention to your soundscape.
- You can facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic.
- You can contact organizations that are participating in World Listening Day, to see if you can get involved that way.
If you would like to participate in World Listening Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include World Listening Day in the subject line.
World Listening Day includes the following organizations, projects, and individuals: