Buzzword Bingo: Listening


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Listen = To give one's attention to a sound.

Fun Fact: The word 'listen' has the same letters as the word 'silent'


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The trees have ears to eavesdrop in Yosemite - Washington Post
2013 World Listening Day


July 18 is World Listening Day.

Elsewhere on the Web

Shh. Listen. World Listening Day - ArtsHub
World Listening Day - Radio Aporee
World Listening Day - Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
World Listening Day - National Park Service
3 films to celebrate World Listening Day
Sound and hearing quiz - @juliantreasure
Acoustical Society of America - Journal - Explore Sound - @BioScapes - @sonicterrain - - @_WFAE
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Óosts'ą́ą́'. He/she listens. #DinéBizaad

Recommended Listening

Permeate: Anthony Magen - Taking to the city on foot, Miyuki Jokiranta and Anthony Magen explore one of its often overlooked qualities: sound.

Harnessed: Mark Changizi - Why should we humans have evolved to have produce things such as language, music and the arts as distinct from our cousins? Evolutionary biologist Mark Changizi believes the answer lies in the fact that our language and culture actually imitates nature. He calls it 'nature-harnessing'.

Learning language in utero - How people learn language while still infants is a marvel. But in fact, the learning begins even before birth, while still in utero. So babies are already primed to attend to the speech patterns that they hear around them, once out in the world.

Listening to country - If you could listen to country, what would you hear? Is it a hum, an echo or a chorus? In this program we explore the concept of 'deep listening' as it relates to Aboriginal notions of country. We join the artist Vicki Couzens, the musician Lou Bennett and the educator Dr Doris Paton and find out what deep, respectful listening means to them. Some say the concept of 'deep listening' is being alert to everything - even silence. But is it too abstract - or is it a way to deepen the conversation?

Say that again - tales of noisy nosh - So many of our modern eateries are built with reflective surfaces, floor included. So when a place heats up the last thing you can hear is the person sitting across the table.

Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity and we'll feed it with possibility.

Tinnitus: tormented by noise - The word 'tinnitus' has a lovely, tinkly ring to it. In reality it's debilitating to have loud and constant sound ringing in your ears. What is tinnitus? How do you get it? Can you get rid of it?

Science with Chris Smith: Tinnitus - Beethoven was one of the world's greatest composers, but he was also plagued by Tinnitus - a condition where someone hears a range of noises in their head.

In the Presence of Elephants and Whales - We were made and set here, the writer Annie Dillard once wrote, "to give voice to our astonishments." Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. And she’s found her astonishment in listening to two of the world’s most exotic creatures. She has decoded the language of elephants and was among the first scientists to discover that whales are composers of song.


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The symphony of natural sounds within our national parks is an important natural resource and a critical component of the ecological communities that parks seek to preserve. Understanding the role of sound and acoustics in a healthy ecosystem is critical to their effective management and protection.
- World Listening Day, National Parks Service

It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
- The Simpsons

Everything changes when you know you're being listened to.
- Hugo Antonio Santiago

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

You grab with your eyes but you receive with your ears.
- Anthony Magen, Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Listening is active @DavidjHendy on Late Night Live
@RadioNational @LNLonRN @PhillipAdams_1

Listening is active @DavidjHendy on Late Night Live … @RadioNational @LNLonRN @PhillipAdams_1

World Listening Project and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

World Listening Project (WLP) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practices of listening and field recording. The WLP was founded in 2008 and is supported by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.

Radio Aporee's Sonic Snapshot

Radio Aporee started 2006 and connects sound and space to create a cartography which focusses on sound. A collaborative projet open to the public, the snapshot includes recordings from numerous urban, rural and natural environments. Those interested in creating a sonic snapshot of July 18 should read the instructions on how to upload to the soundmap. It must be a mp3 file, max. 25mbyte, 44.1 or 48khz sample rate, up to 320k bitrate. for best audio quality, it's recommended bitrates of 256 or 320 kbit. if you look for an mp3 encoder to convert your WAVs, choose LAME. Recording will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

Also on July 18, Radio Aporee will provide a broadcast of the recordings on the radio aporee streaming website.


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Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

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Misc / Ron's comments on World Listening Day 2013
Absolutely love this day! I've been aware of World Listening Day for three years now as it articulated a long-held love of the world we hear when we focus and listen. I've never been so organized as to organize a shared soundwalk on this day in particular, but it's on my list of things to do! Meanwhile, I am aware of soundwalks and soundscapes and that is thanks to taking seriously the ideas you've articulated so well.
That we can tweet with the hashtag #worldlisteningday I'm hoping awakens a whole new group of soon-to-be listeners. Thank you so much!


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A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time.
active versus passive listening
People who do not listen with all their senses will not hear
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Buzzword Bingo: Soundscape = Combination of sounds that arises from an immersive environment

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