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Monday, December 18, 2017

Documentary: Sound and Silence - Cage

About silence (4:17) American composer John Cage discusses his understanding of sound and silence and the importance of listening. Source: YouTube.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Documentary: Claude Schryer - Simplesoundscapes 2017

Simplesoundscapes 2017 (22min.) A mini-documentary by Claude Schryer that explains what the making of simplesoundscapes is about and includes episodes 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 18 and 19. Schryer's intent is to invite listeners to expand their awareness of the soundscape around them; in other words to become mindful of their acoustic environment.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Lecture: Conversation and Listening

Better Conversation (11:44) In an age where people tend to engage with one another more through screen media than face to face, we are losing our ability to carry on a conversation in which listening is just as important as talking. In this TED talk presentation Celeste Headlee shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. "Go out, talk to people, listen to people," she says. "And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed." Source: TED Talks.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Documentary (trailer) Pauline Oliveros

Deep Listening (trailer) (6 min.) An interesting short trailer for a film in process related to the influence of Pauline Oliveros and her philosophy of deep listening, by Capone Productions. Source: Vimeo.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Soundscape: World in Sound

Soundscape - the world according to sound.  “The natural world tells unseen stories through sound - all are fascinating but also disturbing. This new science of soundscape ecology is tracking environmental change with small audio recorders and powerful computer processing. Catalyst discovers what we can learn from listening to nature.” ABCTV Catalyst program: Source: YouTube

Monday, August 7, 2017

Soundscape Installation 4 Ways of Listening

A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening: A collaborative tour showcasing the work of four contemporary British artists working in the field of sound art. The artists have curated a collection of sculptural artworks that use sound as the primary medium, exploring the inherent materiality and physicality of sound through a range of media, working methods, and outcomes. Source: Vimeo

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Documentary: R. Murray Schafer

Musical Mind: R. Murray Schafer (2:30) Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer is a composer, writer, music educator and environmentalist, perhaps best known for his World Soundscape Project, concerning acoustic ecology.  This short introduction was created as a promote for a concert of his work by Esprit Orchestra. Source YouTube

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Soundscape: Participatory Sound Intervention

A City Searches for a Microphone (2:57). A participatory sound intervention in which a microphone is placed at a secret spot in the city. Its signal is streamed in real-time via radio and internet. Participants try to track the sound source using portable radios or smartphones. The project extends one’s everyday “body bound” perspective out into the environment. Source: Vimeo

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Soundscape Installation: Lisboa Soa 2016

Five Soundscape Installations in the Tapada das Necessidades gardens, Lisbon, as part of the four day Lisboa Soa 2016. More information at: www.lisboasoa.com

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lecture: Hildi Westerkamp on Listening

The Practice of Listening in Unsettled Times (1:18). Hildi Westerkamp’s presentation at the Invisible Places 2017 Conference, April 7, 8, and 9 in the Azores. Source: YouTube

Monday, April 24, 2017

Soundscape: Recording the Quietest Places

Recording the sounds of nature's quietest places (8:15). Gordon Hempton and Bernie Krause share their knowledge of the soundscape with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Lee Cowan in this Earth Day special segment.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Soundscape: Instruments made from ice

Ice Instruments "Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is the founder of Ice Music..." Source: YouTube