World Listening Day 2017: Listening to the Ground

You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2017, an annual global event held on July 18.

 

This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground”

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

In addition to this year’s theme, WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on 26 November 2016.

Dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day since its inception in 2010. Help share and grow participation in this annual event by adding your information to our online form: https://goo.gl/forms/Zwsiu5GU7Dz7DfNV2

Use hashtag #WLD2017 to connect our global community across social media.

World Listening Day 2017 is an opportunity to consider and engage one another in an ear-minded, soundscape approach to our environment, to understand our shared role in making and listening across cultures, generations, places, disciplines, and communities, and to reflect and honor the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, an influential woman pioneer of electronic music composition and improvisation, as well as a founder of the practice called Deep Listening. July 18, the birthday of R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933), Canadian composer and founder of the World Soundscape Project and acoustic ecology.

 

7 Responses to “World Listening Day 2017: Listening to the Ground”

  1. Pedro Says:

    Great choice!!!

  2. Geert Vermeire Says:

    Amazing quote, inspiring us for a related activity already! Can you tell us where the quote of Pauline Oliveros comes from?

    • Eric Leonardson Says:

      Thank you, Geert. We’re glad you like Pauline’s quote. Last year we invited her to devise a theme for World Listening Day 2017. “Listening to the Ground” is what Pauline provided last October, along with the prompts: “Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”

  3. Dutta Debashis Says:

    Hello friends,
    I am a sound engineer / artist from India and want to participate in World Listening Day 2017. Please let me know the procedure to involve myself with you.

    Welcome to my youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZTIhDEngLHfHMcyXc6MVw

  4. Jeffrey Langille Says:

    Hello Eric Leonardson,
    I am an artist living in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. With some friends and the support of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, I would like to participate in World Listening Day with some public programming here in Dawson.
    Please let me know the process for getting involved. I can share our plans with you once things take shape. I think there will be community interest here!
    many thanks, Jeffrey Langille

    • Eric Leonardson Says:

      Dear Jeffery,

      Thank you for your interest in participating in World Listening Day 2017.

      We have just added an online participation form to help share and grow participation in World Listening Day here: https://goo.gl/forms/Zwsiu5GU7Dz7DfNV2

      Please add your information to our database. This also helps sustain the World Listening Project. Share our Facebook Event or create your own. The hashtag #WLD2017 also helps us track our success through social media. Thank you!

      All the best,
      Eric


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