World Listening Day 2022 was held in the extreme heat on July 18, 2022. Small speakers were placed next to sculptures and trees throughout Dimension Gallery Sculpture Park. Next to each of the speakers were plaques giving the name of the field recordist(s) and submitted statements on how they interpreted the official World Listening Day theme, Listening Across Boundaries.
Featured field recordists included: Abby Flanagan and Ariel Wood, Alex Keller, Alyssa Ibarra, Akari Komura, Austin Davis, Bill Sherborne, Christine Hoang, Christopher McConnell, Damien Duque, Eric Brehm, Harrison Montgomery, Jae-Eun Sun, Laura Brackney, Josh Ronsen, Samuel Campos, Sarah Lucio, SV Randall, Travis Pope.
In the center of the park, Harrison set up a sonic sculpture that he designed and built. It utilized capacitive-touch technology to affect the sounds of multi-channel field recordings when touched in different areas.
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
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.