World Listening Day 2016: Sounds Lost and Found

World Listening Day 2016 (Photo by World Listening Project)

World Listening Day 2016 (Photo by World Listening Project)

Each year since 2010 the World Listening Project (WLP) has invited people around the globe to participate in World Listening Day. July 18 was selected because it is the birthday R. Murray Schafer, the renowned Canadian composer, educator and...

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How to soundwalk (Part Two)

Soundwalk in Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, July 2010. (Photo by Noé Cuéllar)

Soundwalk in Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, July 2010. (Photo by Noé Cuéllar)

In my last post I introduced the idea of soundwalking and briefly touched on its benefits. In this post I offer my advice on how to actually conduct a soundwalk. How to organize and lead soundwalks Identify a place and plan a route. R. Murray...

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How to soundwalk (Part One)

Soundwalk in Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, July 2010. (Photo by Noé Cuéllar)

Soundwalk in Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, July 2010. (Photo by Noé Cuéllar)

The first soundwalk I ever led may have been my most memorable. Serendipity created a choice moment as my group crossed the reedy marsh of Miller Woods in the Indiana Dunes, while the loud drone of prop-driven airplanes from the Gary Air and Water...

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Acoustic ecology and ethical listening

Wind harp (Photo by Martin D, Wikimedia Commons)

Wind harp (Photo by Martin D, Wikimedia Commons)

This article is an abridged version of a piece originally published April 28, 2014 on the City Creatures blog for the Center for Humans and Nature. Using personal experiences of animal encounters in the urban wilderness as my starting point, I...

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