SOUNDWALK/TALK: WORLD LISTENING DAY’S EVE

Map for World Listening Day Soundwalk. Led by Phonography Austin.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the public is invited to meet Phonography Austin group members on the steps of the State Capitol building for a brief introduction to the concepts of acoustic ecology, a listening exercise, a loosely guided soundwalk, and a group discussion, to conclude roughly by 8:30 PM.

CENTRAL TEXAS: SOUNDS LOST AND FOUND

World Listening Day 2016 poster

On Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the public is invited to attend the presentation of field recordings related to either the theme of Sounds Lost and Found, or to the sounds of the Central Texas region, at Rio Rita, 1308 E. 6th, Austin, Texas.

World Listening Day is an annual global event held on July 18 to celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments, raise awareness about the growing number of individual and group efforts that creatively explore acoustic ecology, and design and implement educational initiatives that explore these concepts and practices.

World Listening Day 2016’s theme, Sounds Lost and Found, calls on reminiscing, listening and observing what changes in our soundscapes have occurred in recent decades—be it language, nature, technology, music or even silence itself.