World Listening Day 2022 – Save the Date

World Listening Day theme 2022 - Listening Across Boundaries

For one night only, Phonography Austin will fill the air at Dimension Sculpture Park with multiple, simultaneous sound installations. Every field recording played will explore the official 2022 World Listening Day theme of Listening Across Boundaries, but how that theme is interpreted is up to the individual recordist.

All Texas residents are encouraged to listen, record, and submit their field recordings by July 1st to be included in the event. Further details are found on our Call for Submissions page.

WHAT: World Listening Day 2022 in Austin

WHERE: Dimension Gallery Sculpture Park
950 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

WHO: Free and open to the public

WHEN: July 18, 2022. 7:00-9:00PM

Listening Session

Phonography Austin Listening Session field recordings on cassette tapes

Phonography Austin is hosting a Listening Session on Saturday, April 9 2022 at high noon at Adams-Hemphill Park.

Bring Your Own Cassette Tape of Field Recordings! Or join us in listening to others’ field recordings. Phonography Austin will supply solar-powered cassette tape players and we will meet in the park to listen and discuss. Field recordings made digitally on a phone or with field recording gear are fine, just be sure to dub them onto a cassette tape so they are playable at our event. We have eight solar-powered cassette tape players, so you are free to make multiple tapes to be played concurrently.

WHAT: Listening to field recordings on cassette tapes

WHAT TO BRING: Cassette tapes of field recordings (optional). We will be sitting in the grass, so bring your own blanket, sunscreen, insect repellant, or other items to make sitting outside comfortable for you.

WHERE: Adams-Hemphill Park, Austin TX 78705. South of 30th street is a basketball court and we will be in the open field there.

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2022. Noon to ?
This event is weather dependent and we will need full sun for our cassette tape players to operate. We will update our social media if the event needs to be rescheduled for our alternate rain date.
RAIN DATE: April 16, 2022. Noon.

FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT

On Saturday, December 11 at 8 PM, Phonography Austin will present its fourth annual report at a live event of performances by  Phonography Austin members, co-sponsored by the Church of the Friendly Ghost, at CRASHBOX, 5305 Bolm Rd. #12, Austin, TX 78721. Admission will be $7. Masks will be required for entry.

Artists performing will be Sarah King/Zach Smith, Megan Gette/Harrison Montgomery, Amanda Brannin, R. Lee Dockery/T Putnam Hill/Sean O’Neill, Las Raras, and Bricoleurs.

The release will coincide with the release of the annual report compilation for free on Bandcamp at phonographyaustin.bandcamp.com, showcasing the work of local field recordists to capture and recontextualize a diversity of acoustic environments.

Phonography Austin’s fourth annual report is part of the sound arts organization’s ongoing program of educational workshops and listening experiences designed to foster artistic investigation of sound environments, acoustic phenomena and other aural situations through the practice of field recording. The listener is encouraged to listen to the recordings presented as sound objects in and of themselves—or to embrace the sense of place and context as they occur in the recordings. This Bandcamp release is Phonography Austin’s fifth compilation release.