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The WFAE Newsletter is an online supplement to Soundscape:The Journal of Acoustic Ecology. The goal is to make available a calendar of events, announcements and latest news from the WFAE Board, WFAE Affiliates, and others related to the field of acoustic ecology.
The success of this newsletter depends upon contributions by WFAE affiliate organizations and members. See the Contributions section on how to submit material to this newsletter.
WFAE Newsletter Publication Dates:
1 September (Deadline for contributions - August, 20)
1 November (Deadline for contributions - October, 20)
1 December (Deadline for contributions - November, 20)
How Would You Respond? We would like to start a new feature with the September-October edition of the WFAE Newsletter if there is enough response. Wise Words is a column that would present reader responses to technical and professional questions based on their experiences of working in in the field of acoustic-ecology
Here's the first question seeking your response. The Walt Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, featured the song, Whistle While You Work. It seems as though people at the time the film was produced did indeed whistle and sing as part of daily life. The question is this: Do people still whistle or sing throughout the day and if so, what are the sources of the melodies they perform?
Send your 25-100 word replies, or suggestions for future questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org and write Wise Words in the heading. The deadline is August 20. Be sure to include your name and e-mail address. Responses may be edited for length and style
WFAE Affiliate News
AFAE.The Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology hosted a Soundwalk at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, on Saturday 25th June 2005. The Convent is described as "a place where the city meets the country...a rare combination of heritage, history, culture and landscape". The soundwalk was organised to roughly coincide with the shortest day of the year. It began with a brief introduction at the St Heliers St. entrance, then explored the convent grounds towards the Yarra River. There were 20 people who took the walk. It concluded with a discussion about people's experiences. The conversation was vibrant and interesting.
ASAE. An article, City sounded like wonderful place to Alicia by Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribume, pays tribute to the late Alicia Frantz who was the point person for Chicago ASAE activities. Alicia was devoted to the field of acoustic-ecology and the study of the Chicago soundscape. Alicia was fatally injured when her bicycle collied with a truck. It accident took place on the morning of her 32nd birthday. A memorial fund is in the process of being established in her memory.
ASAE Listserv. The American Society for Acoustic Ecology has a listserv open to individuals who are interested in American soundscape issues. Please subscribe by sending your e-mail address and name with the word subscribe in the subject heading to <email@example.com>
WFAE Board Report
Becoma a Member. Become a member of a WFAE Affiliate organization for 2005. See membership information and download a membership form from the WFAE Web site.
WFAE Flyer. A new flyer listing WFAE Affiliate organizations and services has been prepared and will be distributed at WFAE endorsed events around the world in 2005.
International Events. The WFAE Board has endorsed the International Congress on Sound and Vibration, July 10-14, 2005
Lisbon, Portugal. For more information on events access the Events Section of this newsletter.
WFAE Member Discounts. The EarthEar audio disc catalog is now offering a 10% discount to all WFAE members. Just enter the coupon code "WFAE" on the first page of the online shopping cart. International orders: please remember to use the drop-down menu
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