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You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2019, an annual global event held every July 18.

This year’s theme is LISTENING WITH created by internationally acclaimed sound artist Annea Lockwood.

Listening with …

listening with the neighborhood

at midnight, and again at dawn.

Listening with an awareness that all around you are other life-forms simultaneously listening and sensing with you – plant roots, owls, cicadas, voles – mutually intertwined within the web of vibrations which animate and surround our planet.

Since its inception in 2010, dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day. Help us share and grow participation in this annual event please by adding your information to our online form.

July 18th is the birth date of renowned Canadian composer, music educator, and author, R. Murray Schafer. His World Soundscape Project developed the fundamental ideas and practices of acoustic ecology in the 1970s. These inform the current, burgeoning interest in our changing acoustic environment. Thus, World Listening Day honors Schafer’s contribution to understanding our world.

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  • Taana Rose

    says on:
    March 11, 2019 at 6:02 am

    This looks very exciting!
    I am interested in participating in World Listening Day 2019, I am an Electro-Acoustic Eco-Acoustic composer based in Brisbane Australia.

    Thank you,
    Best Wishes

    • World Listening Project

      says on:
      April 10, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      Dear Taana, Thank you! We’re happy you’re are interested in participating in World Listening Day 2019. Please take a look at this WLD post and find the online participation form. Or, just go to https://forms.gle/LJU2eTxMbJSdfGzr5. It should only take a few minutes to complete. The data helps us know who, what, how, and where people are participating.

      All the best,
      Eric Leonardson

  • Helen Ottaway

    says on:
    April 21, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Eric
    I am curating LISTEN a Season of Sound Art, for Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset, UK. The dates of the season are 20th July – 1st September 2019 – neatly bookmarked by World Listening Day (18th July) and Sound Walk Sunday (1st September). Our season will include a wide range of genres (installation, exhibition, concerts, soundwalks, workshops, talks, theraputic sound bathing and oral history) with all the associated different ways of listening.

    We are already talking to the organisers of Sound Walk Sunday. We would also be very keen to link up with the World Listening Project for exchange of ideas and work and mutual promotion and publicity. Is this something you would be interested in? And if so can we talk about possibilities?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Helen Ottaway, Composer and sound artist, Curator, LISTEN, Season of Sound Art.

    • eleona

      says on:
      April 22, 2019 at 2:51 am

      Dear Helen,

      Yes, thank you. I’ll email you soon about scheduling time to discuss how we can work together.

      All the best,

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