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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Soundscape: Theatre


Fragments of Extension (5:20) Eco-acoustic Theatre designed by David Monacchi - implemented for NATURAMA Natural History Museum, Denmark, opened permanently to the public on June 2017. Source: Vimeo

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Soundscape Ecology (3:26). NOVA explores the question: “What can sound tell us about the health of an ecosystem?”

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Lecture: Jim Metzner - An evening of Sounds

An Evening of Sounds, Stories & Surprises with Jim Metzner (1:27) Radio recordist, producer, host and writer Jim Metzner reviewed his more than 40 years of work in the world of radio and recorded sounds. Metzner discussed his many years as an audio documentarian and radio broadcaster, playing many examples of his work, drawing on both his broadcasts and the long form interview and field recordings he draws on to create them. Source: Library of Congress/ YouTube.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Documentary: Sonic Sea


FILM TRAILER: SONIC SEA a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. About: http://www.sonicsea.org )


Friday, November 16, 2018

Educational: The Global Composition Conference 2018


Video presentations from The Global Composition conference held 4-7 October, 2018 on the Media Campus Dieburg, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.


TGC 2018 Prelude at Kultur-Bahnhof Langstadt (2:30) A semi-official opening of The Global Composition 2018 on 3 October 2018 at Kultur-Bahnhof Langstadt.

TGC 2018 Welcome! (1:13:57) Welcome talks of The Global Composition include greetings, messages, and info by Prof. Dr. Ralph Stengler (President of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, h_da); Stadtrat Ferdinand Böhm (Magistrat of the City of Dieburg); Prof. Eric Leonardson (President World Forum for Acoustic Ecology); Prof. Sabine Breitsameter (Conference Chair, h_da/DKMI) and others on 4 October 2018.

TGC 2018 "Effects of Noise on Cognitive Performance in Children" (1:10:37) Keynote talk given by Maria Klatte (University of Kaiserslautern/Germany) on 5 October 2018 at Media Campus, Dieburg as a part of The Global Composition 2018 program. Full title of the speech: "Effects of Noise on Cognitive Performance in Children. Evidence from Laboratory and Field Studies."

TGC 2018 Keynote Workshops - "Cats don't just miaou!"  (16:37) Keynote workshop run by Ioanna Etmektsoglou (Ionian University, Greece). Full title of the workshop: "Cats don’t just miaou! Exploring Animal Sounds in Soundscape Improvisations. A Tool for Developing Environmental Awareness, Empathy, and Aesthetic Sensitivity." on 5, 6 and 7 October 2018.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Documentary: Silence



In Pursuit of Silence (official trailer) (2;26). This is "a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4'33", In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world." This was a WFAE endorsed crowd funding campaign project. Source: YouTube

Friday, October 19, 2018

Phonography: Wildlife DJ


Wildlife DJ (1:00) Ben Mirin, DJ, uses sounds he records in the wilderness his audio mixing in clubs and other venues. His interest is science, music, and environmental issues. Source: 60sec Documentaries/Facebook.

Soundscape: Designing the Urban Soundscape


Soundscape Design (4:29) Virtual Soundscapes™ give listeners a realistic sense of how a planned facility or project will sound. HMMH has developed recording and playback technology so that listeners can hear what a proposed project will sound like. Using binaural (stereo in-ear microphone) recordings, acoustic models and specialized sound mixing software, Virtual Soundscapes creates realistic synthesized stereo recordings. Source: Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc. YouTube.