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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lecture: Murray Schafer, Soundscape

Murray Schafer, Soundscape (1hr. 7mins) Murray Schafer talks about the concept of"soundscape" a term coined in the 70s referring to the ecology of sound. 

Murray Schafer is the author of books like "Voices of Tyranny: Temples of silence" (1993), "the thinking ear: on Music education" (1986) and "a sound education" (1992). Schafer is a composer, professor, music teacher, environmentalist, visual artist and author of books like "The soundscape and the pitch of the world, "" When words sing "or" rhino in the classroom. " In 1974 he made ​​the recording of the most iconic sounds of Canada as part of the World Soundscape Project. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Documentary: Sounds of Extinction

Recording the Sounds of Extinction (3:26) "Bernie Krause has been recording wildlife sounds, or "soundscapes," for over forty years. He's amassed the largest archive in the world, and in doing so, can chart how wildlife sounds have changed over the course of climate change. Listen for yourself: the rising silence speaks volumes." Source: YouTube

Friday, May 6, 2016

Lecture: The Difference between Hearing and Listening

Pauline Oliveros:The Difference between Hearing and Listening: "Sounds carry intelligence. If you are too narrow in your awareness of sounds, you are likely to be disconnected from your environment. Ears do not listen to sounds; the brain does. Listening is a lifetime practice that depends on accumulated experiences with sound; it can be focused to detail or open to the entire field of sound. Octogenarian composer and sound art pioneer Pauline Oliveros describes the sound experiment that led her to found an institute related to Deep Listening, and develop it as a theory relevant to music, psychology, and our collective quality of life."

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Documentary: Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness - Into Darkness: This is a film trailer for a documentary film about an interactive VR-project based on the audio diaries of writer and academic John Hull who began keeping a record on audio-cassettes to help him make sense of the upheaval in his life as he became blind over time. The film "Notes on Blindness" was directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney. Source: YouTube