2011 World Listening Day, July 18

The World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) invite you to participate in the 2011 World Listening Day on Monday, July 18. World Listening Day events will continue during the week of July 17, 2011. click more

    The World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) invite you to participate in the 2011 World Listening Day on Monday, July 18.

    Here are several possible ways to participate:

    • Organize a soundwalk.  What is a soundwalk? Start here
    • Organize a performance event that explores soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment.
    • Participate introspectively by simply paying attention to your soundscape.
    • You can facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic.

    The level of participation in 2010 was amazing. We would like to see if we could double or even triple the number of participants worldwide this time. If you would like to participate in the 2011 World Listening Day, please download and fill out the 2011 World Listening Day participation form. Then email it to <worldlistening@gmail.com> with “World Listening Day” in the subject line.

    The first World Listening Day was co-organized by the WLP and MSAE. July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology.


    76 Comments

    1. Hello WLP Team!

      Great project and I am happy to hear there will be a World Listening Day again in 2011. I think listening among noise reduction (the International Noise Awareness Day was on april 27th) is a very important issue in our modern urban world.

      One thing, though: The date is still stated as Sunday, July 17th in the top right corner of the sidebar of this website. It will be on July 18th, though?

      Listening forward to hearing some interesting sounds!

      Regards,

      C. Stiegler

    2. […] Within a Grain of Sand: Our Sonic Environment and Some of Its Shapers The new post on the Sounding Out! blog on sound studies features a series of brief interviews by Maile Colbert with people active in the effort to define and explore the notion of soundscape. Among them, Jez Riley French, Rui Costa, Catherine Clover Hildegard Westerkamp, and World Listening Project director, Eric Leonardson on the 2011 World Listening Day. […]

    3. During World Listening Day on July 18, 2011 radio aporee will provide a broadcast of the 2010 recordings on the radio aporee streaming website. If you want to stream your WLD 2011 event contact radio aporee / udo noll know soon. Visit aporee.org WLD 2011 web page to learn how: https://aporee.org/wld2011/

    4. […] The 2011 World Listening Day is a way to heighten awareness of what many take for granted, the profound experience of listening to the sounds around us. Not only do we see happening but we listen to what we and all other creature make in the world. Listening, as if the soundscape were a musical composition, can be miraculous. Then, to explore what interferes with our enjoyment of the ever-changing soundscape, we begin to be conscious of what our role and relationship is with our environment. Visit the World Listening Project website to learn how you can observe, celebrate, and participate: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org […]

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      • Please note this update among others on our WLD event. The “Nighttime Insect Walk” led by Jim Louderman happens on July 30. The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, Chicago Phonography, World Listening Project, National Park Service, and the Chicago Park District Stargazers will celebrate World Listening Day 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Central Time).

        Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
        100 N. Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403
        Douglas Center Telephone: 219-395-1772

        Chicago Phonography will perform first. A nighttime soundwalk on Miller Woods trail follows. More info: http://mwsae.org/?p=1480

    5. […] World listening day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology. For more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037 […]

    6. […] World listening day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology. For more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037 […]

    7. […] World Listening Day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology (for more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037) […]

    8. […] World Listening Day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology (for more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037) […]

    9. […] The World Listening Day ou Dia Mundial da Audição é um projeto da organização sem fins lucrativos World Listening Project (WLP) que dedica-se à compreensão do mundo e seus aspectos ambientais, culturais e sociais através de práticas de escuta e gravações de paisagens sonoras. Apoiada pela American Society for Acustic Ecology, a WLP foi fundada em 2008 e convida você a participar na segunda feira, dia 18 de julho, do Dia Mundial da Audição 2011. […]

    10. Svjetski Dan Slušanja, Rijeka 18.07.2011.

      Pozvani ste na sudjelovanje u drugom Svjetskom Danu Slušanja koji će se dogoditi u ponedjeljak 18. srpnja 2011. godine.

      Svrha Svjetskog Dana Slušanja je:

      – slaviti praksu slušanja u kontekstu svijeta oko nas, razvijati svijest o zaštiti okoliša te spoznati akustičku ekologiju

      – povećati svijest o pitanjima vezanim za World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
      te podržati individualne i grupne napore u kreativnom istraživanju fonografije i audio kulture

      – dizajnirati i implementirati inicijative u edukaciji koje istražuju te koncepte i praksu

      Svjetski Dan Slušanja organizira World Listening Project u suradnji s drugim organizacijama
      (na našem podrucju to je Udruga Građana Spirit). 18. srpanj je odabran kao Svjetski Dan Slušanja jer je to datum rođenja
      Kanadskog kompozitora R. Murray Schafera.
      Schafer je jedan od osnivača Acoustic Ecology pokreta. The World Soundscape Project kojim je rukovodio je važna
      organizacija koja je inspirirala puno aktivnosti na tom području, a njegova knjiga “Soundscape: The Tuning of the World”
      pomogla je definirati termine i pozadinu pokreta akustičke ekologije te povećati razumijevanje zvuka i okoline općenito.

      Drugi Svjetski Dan Slušanja u Rijeci organizira Udruga Građana Spirit, B. Polica 2/1, Rijeka.

      Program:

      1800 – Spirit MusicBox

      Slušaona snimljenih zvučnih pejzaža (Ivo Vičić Robert Merlak, Denis Pilepić, Helga Paškvan, Damir Kustić i svi koji donesu svoje)

      1900 – Korzo (slušaona snimljenih zvučnih pejzaža iz rijeke i okolice)

      1900 – Spirit TV sala (music meets soundscape)

      Smogart – assorted sound exploration ()

      Arrex Communications – Soundscape Music Video (Glazba inspirirana zvučnim pejzažima PGŽ)

      Robert Merlak – Beats & Pieces (Potapanje Brodova)

      2000 – TV sala (audio i video dokumenti vezani za zvučne pejzaže i RM Schafer-a)

      Sve dodatne informacije, sugestije ili pomoć možete dobiti mailom.

      sound.rijeka(at)gmail.com

    11. Svjetski Dan Slušanja, Rijeka 18.07.2011.

      Pozvani ste na sudjelovanje u drugom Svjetskom Danu Slušanja koji će se dogoditi u ponedjeljak 18. srpnja 2011. godine.

      Svrha Svjetskog Dana Slušanja je:

      – slaviti praksu slušanja u kontekstu svijeta oko nas, razvijati svijest o zaštiti okoliša te spoznati akustičku ekologiju

      – povećati svijest o pitanjima vezanim za World Soundscape Project, World Listening Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
      te podržati individualne i grupne napore u kreativnom istraživanju fonografije i audio kulture

      – dizajnirati i implementirati inicijative u edukaciji koje istražuju te koncepte i praksu

      Svjetski Dan Slušanja organizira World Listening Project u suradnji s drugim organizacijama
      (na našem podrucju to je Udruga Građana Spirit). 18. srpanj je odabran kao Svjetski Dan Slušanja jer je to datum rođenja
      Kanadskog kompozitora R. Murray Schafera.
      Schafer je jedan od osnivača Acoustic Ecology pokreta. The World Soundscape Project kojim je rukovodio je važna
      organizacija koja je inspirirala puno aktivnosti na tom području, a njegova knjiga “Soundscape: The Tuning of the World”
      pomogla je definirati termine i pozadinu pokreta akustičke ekologije te povećati razumijevanje zvuka i okoline općenito.

      Drugi Svjetski Dan Slušanja u Rijeci organizira Udruga Građana Spirit, B. Polica 2/1, Rijeka.

      Program:

      1800 – Spirit MusicBox

      Slušaona snimljenih zvučnih pejzaža (Ivo Vičić Robert Merlak, Denis Pilepić, Helga Paškvan, Damir Kustić i svi koji donesu svoje)

      1900 – Korzo (slušaona snimljenih zvučnih pejzaža iz rijeke i okolice)

      1900 – Spirit TV sala (music meets soundscape)

      Smogart – assorted sound exploration ()

      Arrex Communications – Soundscape Music Video (Glazba inspirirana zvučnim pejzažima PGŽ)

      Robert Merlak – Beats & Pieces (Potapanje Brodova)

      2000 – TV sala (audio i video dokumenti vezani za zvučne pejzaže i RM Schafer-a)

      Sve dodatne informacije, sugestije ili pomoć možete dobiti mailom.

      sound.rijeka(at)gmail.com

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    16. Australia Hears has encouraged people to listen to the sound of food and to record their thoughts. Australia is building a great reputation for great food, and great lifestyle, and listening and appreciating not just the aroma, but the lovely sounds of cooking has been a focus. Not a sound walk, but a great, Australian, relaxed approach to a big part of Australian life.

    17. Australia Hears has encouraged people to listen to the sound of food and to record their thoughts. Australia is building a great reputation for great food, and great lifestyle, and listening and appreciating not just the aroma, but the lovely sounds of cooking has been a focus. Not a sound walk, but a great, Australian, relaxed approach to a big part of Australian life.

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    20. Just returned from a very wet monday – we were 5 freinds who arranged a private sound walk out into the wood and out to the sea. We experienced much sound through the grass, plants, trees, rocks, small caves because it blew the whole day and …there was very heavy rain.
      We strengthened our senses and noticed how clearly we could hear our breathing and the wind in our hair. A wonderful experience that deffently should be enjoyed every day after a long working day. And we didn´t talk for 5 hours appr. 🙂

    21. Just returned from a very wet monday – we were 5 freinds who arranged a private sound walk out into the wood and out to the sea. We experienced much sound through the grass, plants, trees, rocks, small caves because it blew the whole day and …there was very heavy rain.
      We strengthened our senses and noticed how clearly we could hear our breathing and the wind in our hair. A wonderful experience that deffently should be enjoyed every day after a long working day. And we didn´t talk for 5 hours appr. 🙂

    22. […] for QMF Lawrence has suggested some specific sites for listening, I decided to participate in World Listening Day (July 18th) as an individual—to not go anywhere different, not do anything different, and to just […]

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    26. […] friends, it was a really enjoyable weekend despite the very changeable weather. As it was World Listening Day on the Monday, and I knew I would be at work, I decided to do some listening and field recording […]

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    28. […] World listening day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology. For more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037 […]

    29. […] World listening day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology. For more information see here: https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037 […]

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