WFAE, New Journal, New Website

On February 1, 2017 it was my great pleasure to introduce the new issue of a newly formatted WFAE Quarterly News announcing the launch of the organization’s rebuilt website, an active blog, and the publication of the WFAE’s first digital journal, Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, Volume 15.

Radius Episode 63, SoundTent at Camp Sherwin May 2

On International Dawn Chorus Day I am inviting local citizens to join me at the shoreline of Lake Michigan at 5:00-6:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2. My “SoundTent” will be located on the beach one block east of Sheridan Road, 20 paces past 1205 W Sherwin Avenue, in Chicago.

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Episode 63: Eric Leonardson

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World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Quarterly News

This week I finished my President’s Report for the year-end issue of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Quarterly News. Please visit to learn what this diverse community and field of artistic, scientific, and educational activity is about.

This issue includes “Misconceptions of a Silent North”, a feature article by Carmen Braden and a research report, “Thoughts on Cinematic Silences and Visual Narratives” by Dr. Isabelle Delmotte.

This online newsletter is a supplement to Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology,  the annual print journal the WFAE publishes, and serves as a way to make available in a timely manner, news, events, opportunities, and announcements from the WFAE Board, WFAE Affiliates, and other sources of interest to those in the field of acoustic ecology.

WFAE Feature Article: Observations On “Crossing Listening Paths”

My report, “Observations on the 2011 WFAE International Conference “Crossing Listening Paths,” about the 2011 WFAE International Conference is published in the Nov/Dec WFAE Newsletter.

This report is describes my personal observations of the conference and Kerkyra, on the island of Corfu, Greece. Rather than offering an analysis of the events, I wrote about whatever held my memory for any reason. The photos were taken by Nigel Frayne and me.

Here’s one sound. I hope to post more sounds when time allows.

Alt_tech: CEC—eContact! 12.3 – Instrument – Interface

Handheld Audio Art Devices, article published in June at

eContact! is the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s (CEC) online journal of electroacoustics launched in May 1998 as the successor to its print journal, Contact! …published four times a year in French and English. Guest editors have been invited to coordinate one issue per year. Articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries and analyses are featured in the journal, supported by audio and video files. All freely available to the public.

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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.