Bison Herd at Crane Trust, Platte River

This American Bison herd lives at the Crane Trust and is one of the few that are genetically pure. Researchers are studying their restorative ecological role for cranes and other migratory birds along the Platte River, in Nebraska. We observed them during the Grassland Soundscapes Workshop, organized by the Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network (on Facebook) on July 13-18.

I recorded this four days before World Listening Day 2015. This year’s theme was “H2O.” For the workshop I gave a talk on “Ways of Listening” with a group of over 20 participating engineers, scientists, and artists interested in soundscape ecology.

Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening Lecture at DKSG, June 14

WFAE NEWS April-June 2015 edition now online

The April-June edition of World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) News Quarterly is now online. My “President’s Report” updates readers about publication of the next Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, and previewed some of the many exciting events concerning artistic and technological responses to impending disasters concerning water and climate at the Balance-Unbalance 2015 conference in Tempe, Arizona.

July 2014 WFAE President’s Report

One of my regular tasks as President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) is reporting for its online newsletter, the WFAE Quarterly News.

Contents of my July-September 2014 President’s Report:

  1. Update on publication of the annual Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology
  2. Recent and upcoming conferences
  3. WFAE leadership update and information on operations

In addition to my report, I encourage you to visit the newsletter’s sections on WFAE member’s news, “sound bites” from afield, the feature article, the events and opportunities calendar, and research and projects. As the newsletter is a static web page, please refresh your browser to be sure you are viewing the current newsletter. Past issues are saved and available online, in the WFAE News Archive.

Gabriola Speaker Series – Transcripts of International Soundscape Symposium

In June 2009 I was honored to be invited to speak about the World Listening Project at the 4th International Soundscape Retreat & Symposium: Negotiating Space/Place In the Changing Soundscape, organized by the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE). Recently, CASE published transcripts of our presentations on their updated website. My talk as well as those by Eric Powell, Noora Vikman, and Barry Truax can be read online on the “Research & Publications” page.

Additional speakers at the symposium included Hildegard Westerkamp and Charlie Fox. This retreat was so inspiring for me I thought I would mention that Nadene Thériault-Copeland wrote this symposium report in the WFAE Newsletter.

Art in Research / the Place of Research in Art

4:30 PM, Tuesday March 12
Reading Room in the Robert Frost Library, Amherst College

Copeland Fellows Idan Cohen, Eric Leonardson, Matana Roberts and Artist in Residence Rebekah Tolley reflect on varying modes of “research” in their multidisciplinary work, exploring how their creative process shapes the works they produce.

More info: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/copeland_colloquium/2012