You are invited to participate in the first World Listening Day, which happens on Sunday, July 18, 2010. World Listening Day celebrates the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology.
Come for a sound walk starting at the cannon at 1pm and walking down High Street for as long as you like… probably finishing around 13:30ish. Our mission is to listen (and record if you so feel inclined)!
Where: At the signal cannon at the back of the Round House (facing the sea) in Fremantle
When: Sunday 18 July BE AT THE CANNON (the time gun) NO LATER THAN 12:50 as the cannon goes off at 13:00 sharp
July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. Schafer is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. The World Soundscape Project, which he directed, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field, and his book Soundscape: The Tuning of the World helped to define many of the terms and background behind the acoustic ecology movement.
http://www.timegun.org/fremantle.html (dead link)