Join us on The 606 & Bloomingdale Trail, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 16–18 for soundwalks, sound making, listening workshops, and symposium to celebrate World Listening Day 2016.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES
SATURDAY July 16, 2016
Lost Sound Urban Safari with Anna Orlikowska & Eric Leonardson
Walsh Park, meet at Northeast Wall lawn near Bloomingdale Trail East Trailhead
SUNDAY July 17, 2016
Sounds Alive Treasure Hunt with Scratch Orchestra. Meet at Lawn above St. Louis Ave. on Bloomingdale Trail.
MONDAY July 18, 2016
9:00 am-10:30 am (Central Time) World Listening Day Virtual Symposium Global Live Stream SoundCon.org
World Listening Day is an annual event held on July 18. The purposes of World Listening Day are 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 based on the pioneering efforts of the World Soundscape Project, among many others;
- Design and implement educational initiatives that explore these concepts and practices.
IN THE WORDS OF HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP: A soundwalk is “any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment.” It may serve many aims. By raising our appreciation of listening and sound making, we begin improving the quality of our acoustic environment.