Because the National Park Service works to protect and enhance both park resources and visitor experiences, the Natural Sounds Program differentiates between the physical sound sources and human perceptions of those sounds. The acoustical environment can be defined as...
2011 WORLD FORUM FOR ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY CONFERENCE
Crossing listening paths
IONIAN UNIVERSITY, CORFU, 3-7 OCTOBER 2011
CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Soundscapes are seldom simple; on the contrary, they tend to be complex sounding systems continuously changing in time, which no art or science can approach in depth on its own. Listening is the “corner stone” for the appreciation, participation and study of the sonic environment that surrounds and includes us. As Westerkamp (2002) remarks, it is the ecological balance of our planet that becomes audible “to those who care to listen.”
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