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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Soundscape: Ice percussion

Baikal Ice Live Sound (4:26) The Ethnobeat Irkusk percussion group went to Lake Baikal and played on ice sheets located in the deepest frozen water in the lake. Source: YouTube

Lecture: R Murray Schafer WFAE Corfu Greece

WFAE Presentation - On Listening. (45:35) R. Murray Schafer's keynote speech at the 2011 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology in Corfu, Greece. Source: The Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS) an online, open-access journal ( which investigates how we can understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Soundscape: Terelj, Mongolia

Terelj, Mongolia (3:58) Beautiful and quiet soundscape. Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of "tourist camps". It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. The road comes to the Gorkhiin Davaa pass. Wikipedia. Source: YouTube

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Documentary: Invisible Places Sounding Cities

Invisible Places Sounding Cities by Raquel Castro. This short document video explores some of the soundscape concepts explored in the 2014 symposium on sound, urbanism and sense of place held in Viseu Portugal. About: Source: Vimeo

Soundscape Installation: Living Symphonies

Living Symphonies  A landscape sound installation by James Bulley and Daniel Jones that grows in the same way as a forest ecosystem. It portrays the thriving activity of the forest's wildlife, plants and atmospheric conditions, creating an ever-changing symphony heard from a network of speakers hidden throughout the forest itself. Source: Vimeo.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Soundwalk: Organization and Practice

Hardieville Listening Walk  (8:56) Annie Martin leads a group of individuals on a listening walk in Hardieville, a residential neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Lethbridge, Alberta. She explains the preparation for a sound or listening walk, the walk itself, and follow-up. Source: Vimeo

Soundwalk: Student Project

Soundwalk Project (:40) A short student video about the soundscape of modern life by Max Hug for a course titled Klick, Klang, Design. FH Dusseldorf, University of Applied Sciences. Source: Vimeo

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lecture: Sonic Architecture

Sonic Architecture with Don Hill (32min) Acoustic ecology tends to be overlooked by modern planners, designers, and architects. The European Union, however, is keeping an eye on urban racket as a possible ‘unfunded liability’ with future consequence for insurers and public health care. This is a lecture given at Pathways2Sustainability presentation (Calgary 2013). Source: Vimeo