Joensuu Soundscape Composition Contest 2011

The deadline for soundscape compositions has been extended from June 3 to June 5, 2011.


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The theme of this year’s contest is “Transforming Localities”.

Learn about about other events, new calls for submissions, festivals, and share your own with a global community by subscribing to the World Listening Project’s Yahoo Group.


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.

Please check back here as Maile Colbert plans to publish a podcast follow-up to the soundscapes and ideas mentioned in article, “Within a Grain of Sand: Our Sonic Environment and Some of Its Shapers.”






Indiana Dunes Soundwalk, May 21

Please join us on Saturday afternoon, May 21 when the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project lead a soundwalk in Miller Woods, at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 21 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

Itinerary, if traveling from Chicago…

  1. 10:30 a.m. Meet MSAE-WLP members at NICTD South Shore Commuter Services, Millennium Park station, 151 East Randolph St. in time to board Train Number 603, departing at 10:45 a.m. The ride lasts one hour and eight minutes, providing time to get acquainted, discuss the soundwalk, and our upcoming plans for June, and the next World Listening Day 2011 on July 18. Tickets cost $5.60 each way and can be purchased from a kiosk on the platform or on-board the train. (Chicago and Miller are both on US Central Time. If traveling by car, public parking is available across the street from the Paul H. Douglas Center.)
  2. 11:54 a.m. Arrive Miller Station, walk north on Lake St. (six-tenths of a mile, or 20 to 30-minute walk) to Paul H. Douglas Environmental Education Center, arriving approximately at 12:25 p.m. Our guide is United States Park Ranger Julie Larsen. Tel: (219) 395-1821.
    1:00 p. m. Greet and introduce soundwalk (with possible “ear cleaning” exercises). Soundwalk estimated to last 40 minutes, followed by post-soundwalk discussion to conclude.
  3. 3:00 p.m. Depart Paul H. Douglas Center, walk to Miller station.
  4. 4:16 p.m. Train number 608 departs Miller station, arriving at Millennium Park Station 5:23 p.m.

Andra McCartney’s draft for The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies provides a contemporary definition of various soundwalking practices.

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology soundwalk web page.

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