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Call for Submissions:
Sixth Annual Report

If you resided in Texas in 2023, we invite you to submit a field recording to our Sixth Annual Report compilation album. We make the Annual Report to both document the year and to encourage listening to the spontaneous, non-musical sounds surrounding us.

For full details and to submit, please use our Google Form

Deadline: December 31, 2023 11:59PM CST

World Listening Day 2023:
Up Shoal Creek

Join us as we explore and record the sounds of an urban waterway in celebration of World Listening Day on July 18, 2023.

Beginning at 7:30, we will have a brief talk about World Listening Day and acoustic ecology followed by a listening exercise. Each participant will be given a map before setting off to listen, record, and independently explore Shoal Creek and the surrounding area. By 8:30 we will reconvene at The Tavern to play back our recordings.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, sturdy shoes, pen or pencil, field recording equipment or cellphone to make recordings
WHERE: Duncan Neighborhood Park
900 W 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO: Free and open to the public
WHEN: July 18, 2022. 7:30 - ?

About World Listening Day
Since its inception in 2010, thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day. July 18th is the birth date of renowned Canadian composer, music educator, and author, R. Murray Schafer. With the World Soundscape Project he developed the fundamental ideas and practices of acoustic ecology in the 1970s. These inform the current, burgeoning interest in our changing acoustic environment. Thus, World Listening Day honors Schafer’s contribution to understanding our world.

World Listening Day is a project sponsored by The World Listening Project, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization devoted to fostering understanding of the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practices of listening and field recording.