THE WORLD LISTENING PROJECT (WLP)’s goal is to educate and raise awareness of our sonic environment both as a source of information and aesthetic enjoyment. Listening is basic to the health and survival of all life on Earth. Listening is a complex way to know and understand our world. In some human societies listening is under-valued and under-used. As a result, individuals and societies succumb to a range of negative impacts that include psychological and cultural disconnection, and misunderstanding, with measurable outcomes including hearing loss and destruction of natural habitats. “When we stop listening, noise happens,” said R. Murray Schafer (b. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 18 July, 1933, d. 14 August, 2021).
Our soundscape is a resource and humans have immense power and impact upon it.
The World Listening Project, founded in 2008, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization based in the U.S.A., EIN 32-0271008. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.
Our Board of Directors consists of esteemed artists and scientists active around the world who volunteer to govern the WLP’s staff and program’s.
To learn more about our mission and become involved in the WLP’s activities, explore this website, and please subscribe to our discussion group, follow us on Twitter, Vimeo, and “Like” our Facebook Page.