Transmission Arts & Experimental Sounds: World Listening Day
Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 23, 2011
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears
90.7-FM and wgxc.org
Produced by Wave Farm.
July 18 is World Listening Day, but WGXC and free103point9 celebrate with a week of special late-night broadcasts (1 a.m to 6 a.m.) on WGXC 90.7-FM devoted to acoustic ecology, field recordings, and listening-focused programming. The first World Listening Day was co-organized by the World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) in 2008. A date of July 18 was chosen to acknowledge the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the World Soundscape Project that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology. You will hear frogs and chickens from Greene County, buses and trains from cities around the world, and all sorts of other sounds.