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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: )

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.

Soundwalk: Hildegard Westerkamp

Passeggiando con Hildegard (5:38) A short video document of a soundwalk conducted by Hildegard Westerkamp at the Florence Parco dell'Anconella on June 28th 2010. Source: FKL and Vimeo.

Education: Listening Walk

What Can You Hear? A teacher at Westquarter Primary school in the village of Westquarter, UK., takes children on a listening walk around the school and encourages them to listen to and respond to the soundscape. She asks as simple question, "What can you hear?" Source: YouTube

Soundscape: Quietest Place on Earth

Being Hear (9:56) Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has spent the past 35 years recording natural soundscapes. His work has taken him around the world and into some of the least densely populated places. Source: National Geographic/ YouTube