Acoustic Ecology / Eco-Acoustics / Soundscape Studies
The study of the relationship between humans and their environment mediated through sound.
Watch R Murray Schafer - Listen
Schafer R M, 1977, The Tuning of The World, Knopf Publishing, USA.
Krause, B, 2012, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places, Profile Books, London.
Douglas Quinn - Weddell Seals (Underwater) (1998) 19:44
Sound Cities Project (2000 - ongoing)
Hildegard Westerkamp - Soundwalking (1974) - text / instrurtsuction / individual
Binghamton Historical Soundwalk Project Collection (2014 - ongoing) - digital / community / crowdsourced / archive
Soundwalk Collective with Jesse Paris Smith Ft. Patti Smith - Killer Road (2016) 4:19 - Narrative / oral history / connection to place
Composing with the Environment
“Field recordings, especially those produced in Western environments, present a very specific idea of what “nature” is, something that is opposed to the social. I am entirely averse to upholding field recordings as representations of a real “nature”, because how they are framed, and the stories they tell, are always highly classed, raced and gendered; they are always based on histories of capital and colonisation, and this is partially why some sound theorists/ artists, like Holly Ingleton, are suspicious of them.”
Jana Winderen - Aquaculture (2011) 17:53 from Energy Field EP (Touch Label)
Barry Truax - Island (2001) 19:00 from Islands
Annea Lockwood - Jitterbug (2007) Graphic Score
Performance by Annea Lockwood, William Winant, Fred Frith (2017) 39:55
Joyce Hinterding - Aeriology (1995) installation
Leah Barclay - Rainforest Listening (2015 - ongoing)