Future Listening // World Listening Day 2018

Future Listening World Listening Day event poster

In celebration of World Listening Day 2018, Phonography Austin members will host a soundwalk along Shoal Creek.

7:00 PM – Ear Cleaning

We will wear foam ear plugs (provided) to briefly experience near silence, so that when we are done our ears/brain are less inclined to tune out unwanted sounds.

The effect will last longer if you conduct your soundwalk in silence: walk quietly, and speak only as necessary.

What is an ear cleaning?
Ear cleaning is “a systematic program for training the ears to listen more discriminatingly to sounds, particularly those of the environment.” (R. Murray Schafer)

~7:10 PM – Self-Guided Soundwalk

Walk quietly along Shoal Creek to Lady Bird Lake and back at your own pace. A map of the route with historical notes and questions to consider will be provided.


An informal, optional discussion will follow the soundwalk. Location TBD.



Where: Duncan Park
900 West 9th St., Austin, TX 78703

When: 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ages: Adults, teenagers

Cost: Free

The soundwalk handout