Tuesday, July 19, 2011

World Listening Day 2011 (Cavite PH)

We participated in World Listening Day 2011 (Cavite PH) last Sunday at Balite Falls, Amadeo, Cavite! It was an intimate gathering to celebrate listening and field recordings. The celebration in Cavite, Philippines was a response to the open invitation by World Listening Project (WLP) and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).

Thanks to Erick Calilan (E.X.I.S.T.), program head of the event. Thanks also to Sir Bokeng (Balite Falls), E.X.I.S.T., Espasyo Siningdikato, Gerard Natividad, Samuel André, Tengal, Kreame Isaac, Eric Diolola, Gentle Universe, Cosmopolitan Smoke Stabs (Cosmoss), Stanley Castelo, Rej Fabi, Valerie Faye Bautista, Jonie Ayson, Arth Ayson, Kyril Dx and all those who supported and celebrated the event!

The first World Listening Day was co-organized by the WLP and MSAE. July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who established the World Soundscape Project in the late-60s at Simon Fraser University. Schafer’s 1977 book, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World was a culminating publication about the research of the WSP that provided a foundation for the interdisciplinary field now known as Acoustic Ecology.

Happy World Listening Day!


PS. Check out also aut0ceremony's contribution to World Listening Day
Visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/aut0ceremony
aut0ceremony a.k.a. Jing Garcia - sound artist and award winning music producer. He established the Children of Cathode Ray backed in 1989, one of the early experimental and sound art groups in the country.

road trip to Balite Falls...

nature amphitheater

listening to recordings of Gerard Natividad (Acoustic Ecology)

Tengal Drilon with a portable sound recorder

sound collage improv by Tengal and Erick Calilan (photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)

Gentle Universe performing. http://www.gentleuniverse.blogspot.com/ (photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)

http://www.gentleuniverse.blogspot.com/ (L to R: Erich Diolola, Cris Garcimo. photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)


French sound artist Samuel Andre. He presented his field recordings from a festival in Taiwan. (photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)


Cosmopolitan Smoke Tabs (Cosmoss) (photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)

Analog and Digital! (photo by Valerie Faye Bautista)

Photos courtesy of Shey Guemo-Garcimo and Valerie Faye Bautista! Thanks!

Presented by:

• World Listening Project (WLP) & Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)

http://www.worldlisteningp​roject.org/ | http://mwsae.org/

• E.X.I.S.T. (EXperimentation In Sound art Tradition)


• Sonic Mind Fields


• Tourism Office of Amadeo & Balite Falls Spring Resort

• Espasyo Siningdikato creatiVEnue

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