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Note: A current updated listing of Events and Opportunities is maintained on the WFAE Web Site.

June 18-19 Sound, Sight, Space and Play (SSSP) 2014 De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. A conference for postgraduate students working in the creative sonic arts that aims to stimulate co-operation and inspiration between postgraduate students across institutional boundaries and disciplines, leading to new perspectives on current works and research. Read More

June 27-29, 2014 30th Annual Field Recording Workshop - Yuba Pass. The Nature Sounds Society (NSS) will present the Thirtieth Annual Field Recording Workshop June 27-29, 2014 at San Francisco State University's Yuba Pass Field Campus in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Each year, this workshop brings together dynamic speakers and trip leaders with participants interested in learning various aspects of nature sound recording and the use of nature sounds in art, science, and music. Read More

June 28-29 Elima: Intensive Workshop of Soundscape Recording. "VacuaMœnia offers an intensive workshop in order to provide useful information on the theories and practices that enable the entry level user, even less experienced, record and compose the soundscape. The workshop will take place in Poggioreale, a country rich in history, entirely destroyed by the earthquake of Belice in 1968 and later rebuilt in the valley. The theoretical sessions will be held in the council room of the municipality and the recording sessions in the old country. The works tell a new territory through the sound and give energy to the stories of those who lived through the earthquake and rebuilding of this new story. In this respect, of great importance will be the sponsor, the Municipality of Poggioreale and the help of the Poggioreale Antica association that will enable participants to know the place and collecting the stories for the creative process." Read More

July 1, 2014 Call for works: See it! Read it! Hear it! (deadline) DIGITAL POETRY is defined as poetry creatively expressed through digital manipulations of visual and/or audio renderings of text in audio, fixed image, animation/video without sound, or animation/video with sound. The goal is to explore new media literature that comes to life in digital realms beyond the simple written word and spoken recitations. Electro-acoustic text/sound music and recorded sound poetry are also forms of digital poetry. Read More.

July 1-4, 2014 Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Tampere, Finland . The 10th Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies will be hosted by the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) at the University of Tampere jointly with the Society for Cultural Studies in Finland and the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS). Read More.

July 10, 2014 Radio Art & Sound Art: "AIR / EAR" installation. Fourth collective installation of radio art and sound art will open in San Justo, Santa Fe, Argentina. Read More

July 16-19 GSSN Workshop (Maine). Calling for applications to attend the 2014 GSSN workshop! The third soundscapes workshop in a wildlife refuge (Wells Wildlife Refuge) where we get to explore coastal-ocean soundscapes. Read More

July 18, 19, and 20, 2014 Invisible Places | Sounding Cities International Symposium on Sound, Urbanism and Place. One of the fundamental premises of Acoustic Ecology is the idea of hearing education. It is in this sense that we will promote workshops, performances and sound installations in the public space in order to create a wider awareness of what is discussed by the researchers who will present their work during the symposium. Details yet to be announced. Click2Read about the conference and calls for papers and audio work submissions. Like on Facebook.

August 28-29, 2014 Audio Fabric: Socio-Sonic Textures in the Real World. The fourth annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC 2014) will be held at National University Ireland, Maynooth.This year’s Convocation examines the social impact of sound in the real world: natural soundscapes, music, technological sounds, mediated sounds, spaces, places and sites. Technology cannot be divorced from the interconnections with cultural output, social practice and aesthetics. We seek to contextualise all sound-making and its sciences and technologies. What is the societal impact of our artistic and technical practice with sound? How does our research and practice impact the wider community? Finally, given that our practice is, for the most part, financed by public funding, what is it that we are giving back? Read More

August 29, 2014, Call for Works for MUSLAB 2014. CaminArt Asociation and MUSLAB Ensemble are calling for works to be presented in the: Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica. This exhibition will take place in October and November in Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Nayarit and Veracruz in 11 different locations.
The International Electroacoustic Music Exposition / MUSLAB 2014 is a project that we do in order to help to recover public spaces as a way to promote social interaction and citizenship using artistic interventions with electroacoustic music and video projection on buildings (Video Mapping). Read More.

October 4-5, 2014 Ecomusicologies 2014: Dialogues University of North Carolina at Asheville (USA). Conference will bring together artists and scholars to stimulate discussion on music, culture, and the environment. The conference is part of the multi- day event series, “Ecomusics” (3-7 October 2014), which will include concerts, soundwalks, workshops, and outings (e.g., field trips to the Moog Factory, Black Mountain College, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Read More

January 14-15, 2015 Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound Harvard University. The third meeting of the ‘Hearing Landscape Critically’ research network will take place at Harvard University, 14-16 January 2015. The aim of this three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust is to transform our sense of sound in landscape, and to document, investigate, and provoke critical encounters between the social and acoustic agents involved in the formations of landscape. The network embraces an interdisciplinary methodology and brings together scholars from diverse geographical contexts and academic fields (including art history, literary studies, and cultural geography) alongside creative practitioners, prompting new ways of thinking about sound, music, space, and place. Read More

Open Call: Spazioersetti, a privately funded exhibition venue based in Udine, north-east Italy dedicated to sound and space. It is currently accepting proposals for multi-channel sound installations to be exhibited. Works works must clearly focus on the relationship between sound and space, i.e. we are interested in sounds that are evidence of a dimension, a position, a proportion. Read More.

SUBMIT EVENTS: Send press releases about acoustic-ecology events to wfae (dot) organization(at) Put "Calendar Event" in the subject heading.