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Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18).

Background

A Soundwalk is…
• For everyone’s enjoyment and learning
• Any walk “whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are.”
• Environmental sounds are not just “noise” but “information” telling us what’s happening
• Each soundwalk lasts less than one hour

A Soundscape is…
• Every sound in your landscape, wherever you are
• Always changing, no sound is ever the same
• Not always noticed and often ignored
• A natural resource
• A design made in sound

Questions

  • Are there maps of upcoming soundwalks around the world?
  • What should we know about this year’s World Listening Day (July 18)?

Promotion
Join your neighbors in soundwalks with teaching artists and scientists for a unique outdoor experience in our sound environment, as a listener and performer of your soundscape.

Quotes
A soundwalk is any excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. Wherever we go we will give our ears priority. Since we cannot close our ears, we cannot help hearing all sounds. Unless we listen with attention, there is a danger that some of the more delicate and quiet sounds may pass unnoticed by numbed ears. Among the many mechanized voices of our modern landscape these sounds may eventually disappear entirely. Listening with awareness provides a powerful technique for us to enhance, empower and discover a sense of place’ even for the well educated ear.
http://www.openhousemelbourne.org/program/sound-walks

You grab with your eyes but you receive with your ears.
Anthony Magen, Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Elsewhere on the Web
Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology
http://www.openhousemelbourne.org
http://www.openhousemelbourne.org/program/sound-walks
http://soundwalk.orghttps://twitter.com/Soundwalk
https://soundcloud.com/universalsense
http://soundlandscapes.wordpress.comhttp://soundlandscapes.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/rue-vavin-a-soundwalk
@soundlandscapes

Twitter
@World_Listening
@MidwestSocAE
@soundtrackcity

Wikipedia
Soundwalk

Planeta.com

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