OK, sometimes I'm slow on the uptake, but better late than never, right?
July 18 was World Listening Day. Established in 2008 by the World Listening Project, that date was chosen in honour of R. Murray Schafer, a pioneer of soundscapes and acoustic ecology studies (and famed Canadian composer and music educator).
In this episode we'll check out some of the different conceptions of soundscapes and sound art and how these have crossed over into other types of music.
Tune in to CIUT 89.5FM tonight at midnight (EST) and have a listen. If you're outside the station's terrestrial range, you can stream the show live online, or listen to the podcast on the Playlists page starting sometime tomorrow.
And if you want to learn more about soundscapes and acoustic ecology here's just a small collection of helpful and/or neat-o resources:
World Soundscape Project
A Free Music Archive World Listening Day Playlist
Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (note: soundscape ecology is apparently different from acoustic ecology, but I can't say if sound ecology is the same or different from either of these)
The Acoustic Ecology Institute
The short film Listen:
Listen by David New, National Film Board of Canada