From the Listen(n) Symposium on Oct. 17

On Friday, October 17 I presented about the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and my text entitled “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening,” to the Listenn Symposium at the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I dedicated my talk to the memory of Steven M. Miller, who passed this week to by choice in the face of the horrible death that Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as “Lou Gerhig’s disease.” Steven was a composer, professor, husband, and father, and also a founding member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology. With Jim Cummings as co-editor, they produced the 2007 issue of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology[volume 7]. Steven was one our foremost authorities in this new field, and so it very sad to have lost his vision and voice. Volume 7 of Soundscape is shows the that capacity and energy truly exists within the [WFAE].

Links to Steven’s online articles are published on his blog, many of which link to Trebuchet. There you can read Steven’s texts about listening and field recording, including, “Applied Carpe Diem – Living and Dying with ALS.”

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