Soundscapes with Stephen McCauley | Interview on World Listening Day

Soundscapes With Stephen McCauley delivers a mix of contemporary classical, electronica, ambient and acoustic music.

12 July 2017 Stephen McCauley interviewed me about World Listening Day 2017 and its theme, “Listening to the ground.” Listen online at until August 9, 2017

“Soundscapes with Stephen McCauley” is broadcast on weeknights on BBC Radio Ulster / Radio Foyle (Northern Ireland). It features various genres of popular music with a brief interlude featuring a field recording mixed in with music.

“Listening to the ground” is the theme devised by Pauline Oliveros who passed away November 24, 2016 at age 84. As a well-known woman pioneer of electronic music composition, improviser, teacher, and founder of Deep Listening, she was a friend and inspiration to many of us. Learn how to participate in World Listening Day 2017.

My interview appear approximately 10 minutes into the show. It includes a field recording I made in Bremen, Germany in 2015. Stephen invites listeners to contact him about sending your soundscape recordings to air on a future show.

The Institute for Implied Imperfection – Broadcast with Jason Soliday

Broadcast live on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The Institute for Implied Imperfection with Jason Soliday (synths, computer, objects) and myself (Springboard, electronics).


2010 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Conference in Koli, Finland

Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology website imageMy presentation, “Tourists in the Soundscape, Acoustic Ecology in Chicago” will be given at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 in the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology International Conference, Ideologies and Ethics in the Uses and Abuses of Sound in Koli, Finland.

The conference runs from June 16-19, 2010. Conference proceedings (abstracts, papers, and audio recordings) will be available on the Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology website.

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Leonardo Music Journal “Joy of the Gizmo”

LMJ17 coverMy article “The Springboard: The Joy of Piezo Disk Pickups for Amplified Coil Springs” is available now, published in Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 17, by the MIT Press. This year’s issue offers a wealth of articles by Bert Bongers, David Toop, and Peter Blasser, with artists’ statements by Richard Lerman, Brett Ian Balogh, César Dávila-Irizarry, Vic Rawlings, James Fei, Neil Feather, Robert Poss, Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis, hans w. koch, Laura Emelianoff, among many more. Due to the overhwelming response to the call-for-articles an online suplement has been added to accommodate submissions that could not fit within the print version (90 pages) of the journal. For more info, see the Table of Contents:


The journal’s companion CD compilation, “The Art of the Gremlin: Inventive Musicians, Curious Devices” curated by Sarah Washington, features 17 tracks by over 18 electronic artists and instrument inventors. Among them are Norbert Möslang, Haco, Leonardo Di Crappio, Rhodri Davies, Knut Aufermann and Tetsuo Kogawa, and Toshimaru Nakamura.