Sunday, July 18 is World Listening Day.
World Listening Day is a project of the World Listening Project, in partnership with the Midwest in Society for Acoustic Ecology. The purpose is to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, as well as bring forward issues relating to the acoustic environment. Many people will participate in the day in private or individual ways (practicing a little extra conscious listening); many others with take part in specific activities. The thinking behind World Listening Day has its roots in the work of R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the acoustic ecology movement and a truly inspring thinker.