World Listening Day – July 18th 2010
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World Listening Day
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The first World Listening Day happened on Sunday, July 18, 2010, with more than 200 participants from six continents. 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 2010 was 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 2011. 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 the second World Listening Day, which will happen on July 18, 2011, please email worldlistening@gmail[dot]com, and be sure to include “World Listening Day” in the subject line.