- 5 years ago
The 2012 World Listening Day happens on Wednesday, July 18th. The purposes of World Listening Day are:
to celebrate different ways we can focus on our soundscape (sonic environment);
to raise awareness about the acoustic ecology movement, including ideas regarding how noise pollution can be reduced; and
to introduce new educational initiatives and community events related to listening and acoustic ecology.
July 18th is the birthdate of R. Murray Schafer, a Canadian composer who established the World Soundscape Project. Its research laid the foundations for what became known as Soundscape Studies and Acoustic Ecology.
To celebrate this year’s World Listening Day we invited Marcos Fernandes to create a mix for Symbiosis. A native of Yokohama, Japan, Marcos Fernandes spent over three decades in California as performer, producer and curator.