World listening day walks: please come along
Walk 1 North Lake, Perth, Western Australia, Sunday 17 July 9:30 am
Meet at the northern (first) carpark on Progress Drive for a 930 am walk around North Lake with a mix of nonhuman (environmental) sounds and suburban sounds. We are hoping to link up with the Save Beeliar Wetlands and Stop Roe 8 Highway! campaign.
North Lake: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=North+Lake,+Western+Australia,+Australia&aq=1&sll=-32.056872,115.741412&sspn=0.003019,0.003895&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=North+Lake+Western+Australia,+Australia&ll=-32.077484,115.824823&spn=0.048291,0.062313&z=14
What is world listening day?
World listening day is an annual celebration of our aural landscapes. It is held on 18 July each year, the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology.
For more information see here: http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=1037