Sounding Out! Blog’s World Listening Month Feature

Sounding Out! has declared July as “World Listening Month“. A podcast focusing on this and “World Listening Day” was recently produced by Monica RyanEric Leonardson, and Tom Haigh at ARU Chicago for the occasion. Twelve artists, scientists, and researchers are interviewed.



* Excerpt from Hildegard Westerkamp’s opening keynote for Crossing Listening Paths, the 2011 conference of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.


3 Responses to “Sounding Out! Blog’s World Listening Month Feature”

  1. SAIC Blogs » Sounding Out! Blog’s World Listening Month Feature « Inside Sound Says:

    […] The Sounding Out! blog made July their “World Listening Month”, and a special podcast focusing on World Listening Day goes out on Wednesday, July 18. […]

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