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March 11 Meeting Report Posted

The report from the joint meeting of the World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology on March 11, 2010 has been posted. Many exciting projects and events are underway with more being planned.

To read the report, learn more, and get involved, please subscribe to our worldlistening yahoo group.


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The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), founded in 2009, is a chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments. The ASAE is the United States affiliate of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

The MSAE realizes it mission through such initiatives as the World Listening Project. Learn more about the MSAE at http://mwsae.org

WLP/MSAE meetings are held once a month in Chicago. Announcements, agendas, and discussions are available the worldlistening yahoo group, and to the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology google discussion group.

Questions? Contact Eric Leonardson: info@mwsae.org

World Listening Day

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Download the official press release here

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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:

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  • 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 Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography
  • to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices

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July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. Schafer is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. The World Soundscape Project, which he directed, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field, and his book Soundscape: The Tuning of the World helped to define many of the terms and background behind the acoustic ecology movement.

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Here is how you can participate in World Listening Day:

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· You can set aside some time when you pay attention to your soundscape.

· You can organize a listening party when people play field recordings.

· You can organize a soundwalk.

· Other possibilities…

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For more information contact: worldlistening@gmail.com

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