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Live Stage: stillspotting nyc: Manhattan [us NY]

1313381893image_web.jpgstillspotting nyc: Manhattan :: To a Great City by composer, Arvo Pärt and architect, Snøhetta :: For a Guggenheim Exhibition in lower Manhattan :: September 15–18 and 22–25, 2011 :: Five locations around Lower Manhattan starting from Battery Park

This is the second edition of stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the Guggenheim Museum’s programming out into the streets of New York City’s boroughs. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and U.S. and Norway-based architecture firm Snøhetta create urban soundscapes around Lower Manhattan that explore the relationship between space and sound. To a Great City, the Manhattan edition ofstillspotting nyc, will be open to the public for two extended weekends on September 15–18 and 22–25, 2011. Continue reading


Aug 16, 2011
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July 18, 2011 World Listening Day

wlistening.jpg2011 World Listening Day :: JULY 18 :: The World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) invite you to participate in the 2011 World Listening Day on Monday, July 18.

Here are several possible ways to participate:

Organize a soundwalk :: Organize a performance event that explores soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment :: Participate introspectively by simply paying attention to your soundscape :: Facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic ::

The level of participation in 2010 was amazing. We would like to see if we can double or even triple the number of participants worldwide this time. Continue reading


Jul 6, 2011
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Soundscape Ecology, or: An Archive Fever of the Ear

2q342342345.jpgBryan Pijanowski of Purdue University is hoping to start a new research discipline that he calls soundscape ecology; it will “use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape,” as ScienceDaily reports.

Image: Photo courtesy of the Purdue College of Agriculture/Tom Campbell, via ScienceDaily

Sound, Pijanowski suggests, is a kind of ecological indicator: an audible symptom of other, sometimes literally invisible changes in a living network or ecosystem. Sound, for instance, can “be used to detect early changes in climate, weather patterns, the presence of pollution or other alterations to a landscape.” As Pijanowski explains one example of this approach, “The dawn and dusk choruses of birds are very characteristic of a location. If the intensity or patterns of these choruses change, there is likely something causing that change. Ecologists have ignored how sound that emanates from an area can help determine what’s happening to the ecosystem.” Continue reading


Jun 16, 2011
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UrbanRemix: Call for Participation [us NYC]

UrbanRemix is a collaborative and locative sound project developed by Jason Freeman, Carl DiSalvo, Michael Nitsche, and many of our students at Georgia Tech. Our goal in developing UrbanRemix was to design a platform and series of events that would enable participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of their communities, and enable participants to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city in a novel fashion.

The UrbanRemix platform consists of a mobile phone system and web interface for recording, browsing, and mixing audio. It allows users to document and explore the obvious, neglected, private or public, even secret sounds of the urban environment. Continue reading


Apr 11, 2011
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Roma Soundscape Project [it Rome]

roma1.jpgRoma Soundscape Project :: curated by the Italian Soundscape Archive, AIPS (Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori) :: coordinated by musicians/sound designers Francesco Giannico and Alessio Ballerini :: Begins March 21, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. :: at Forte Fanfulla€™ in via Fanfulla da Lodi nº5, Rome :: Registration open Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. until March 18 :: max 30 persons ::

Registration is now open for the workshop in Acoustic Ecology curated by the Italian Soundscape Archive, AIPS (Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori) and coordinated by musicians/sound designers Francesco Giannico and Alessio Ballerini.

The aim of this workshop is to create a sonic representation of an urban soundscape, in this case the sound map of the Pigneto area in Rome, that will be also presented as an electroacoustic performance. Continue reading


Mar 4, 2011
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Live Stage: Paivascapes #1 – Paiva River Sound Festival [pt Pedro do Sul]

soundscape1.jpgPaivascapes #1 – Paiva River Sound Festival :: March 4, 2011 – March 8, 2011 :: Vila Nova de Paiva, Castro Daire, São Pedro do Sul, Arouca, Castelo de Paiva, Portugal :: Exhibition Opening: March 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Auditorium of Vila Nova de Paiva (Portugal) :: Ticket Sales: http://www.ticketline.sapo.pt

Retrospective exhibition, multimedia concerts, site-specifc sound installations, conferences, video works screenings, sound perception activities and environmental walks.

Many aspects and perceptions can be associated with river landscapes, which together form the strength and the manifold importance of rivers. Firstly, river landscapes supply an energy potential (the energy of water and sediments that flow down the course of the river) and also a surface, a space on which both vegetation and human constructions settle. Continue reading


Jan 25, 2011
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Live Stage: Imaginary Landscapes [us Chicago, IL]

victorvphonograph.jpgImaginary Landscapes: Works from the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics :: Curated By: Jesse Seay And Ben Sutherland, Faculty Coordinators :: March 14, 2011 – April 20, 2011 :: The Arcade, 618 S. Michigan AVE, Chicago IL 60605 :: Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment :: Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. ::

Imaginary Landscapes invites you to indulge your ears while exploring the the richness and variety that is sound art. This exhibition is created by students in the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics. Contact: Justin Witte, jwitte@colum.edu

Contact: Justin Witte, jwitte@colum.ed


Jan 17, 2011
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Call: International Symposium on Soundscapes [it Florence]

soundscape.jpgInternational Symposium on Soundscapes :: Deadline: September 30, 2010 :: The deadline for the submission of proposals is: October 30, 2010

FKL and TempoReale invite you to submit scientific and musical contributions related to the theme of soundscape to the fifth symposium of Forum Klanglandschaft to be held in Florence (Italy), May 20 – 22, 2011.

The conference is held in cooperation between the two institutions, together with the contemporary art center EX3, and offers the opportunity to present, in the conference, papers, sound-works, installations and videos.

The title “keep an ear on …” suggests, as the specific theme for this edition, the need to pay attention to and also to control what we all hear, both from the point of view of the danger of noise pollution, and from the one of the aesthetic quality of our sound environment. Continue reading


Aug 25, 2010
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Sound Fields: Mapping Acoustic Territories [us NYC]

headphones22.jpgSound Fields: Mapping Acoustic Territories :: September 23-25, 2010 :: Brooklyn, NY :: :: Call for Submissions — Deadline: September 1, 2010.

image: alvaro_olivares

Exhibition to take place in a massive industrial space in Brooklyn. Sound Fields is about sound and the city, different acoustic territories and the control of them. In public places one wanders in a field of sounds that are ambient and discrete, loud and soft, which form intermittent relationships withone another. This acoustic mise en scène is often deemed distracting or cacophonous, leading to the marginalization of sound that is judged to be noise. Think of the subway, the library, or the church. Continue reading


Aug 8, 2010
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Live Stage: Kaffe Matthews + Derek Hoffend [us Boston]

mexico_ka_www.jpgConcert with Kaffe Matthews (London) and Derek Hoffend (Boston) :: July 22, 2010; 7:30 – 9:30 pm :: Art@12, 12 Farnsworth St., Boston. Massachusetts.

Studio Soto presents the dynamic London sound artist Kaffe Matthews in a special Boston appearance. Joining her on the bill will be Boston’s Derek Hoffend. Both artists share an interest in creating autonomous sound environments and special frequencies through sonic furniture, though this performance presents their concert works’ modalities.

Kaffe Matthews – making architectural music to feel through your body as well as your ears – was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London. Continue reading


Jul 21, 2010
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