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World Listening Day
July 18, 2015

Everyone is invited to this year's World Listening Day on July 18. Its theme is “H2O.” Please visit for details and online participation form. Hashtag #WLD2015

Arbimon Acoustics Workshop
July 18-19, 2015
ARBIMON-Acoustics will be giving a workshop (July 18-19) on soundscapes and automated species identification of birds, frogs, insects, and monkeys using the ARBIMON II platform at the joint Neotropical Ornithological Congress & Congresso Brasileiro de Ornithologia in Manaus, Brazil.

World Listening Day Entries
Deadline: July 30, 2015

For the fourth year, Portuguese net label Green Field Recordings joins the World Listening Project, through World Listening Day, with another field recording sound compilation. All interested artists should send their recordings/sound pieces, via, to another field recording sound compilation. All interested artists should send their recordings / sound pieces, via wetransfer to by July 30, 2015. All recordings must be made between 18 and 31 of July under the theme WATER. More information can be found on the World Listening Project website.

Rorschach Audio - Lecture & Demonstration

July 23, 2015, 7:00 to 8:30pm
The book “Rorschach Audio - Art & Illusion for Sound”, by author and installation artist Joe Banks, takes as its central metaphor the comparison between the perception of ambiguous speech sounds, and the “projective” interpretation of the famous ink-blot tests devised by the Freudian psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach in 1921. The lecture and demonstration will be held at The Freud Museum in London. For more information or to book your spot in advance, visit the Freud Museum's website.

Rencontres Architecture Musique Ecologie Conference
August 26-30, 2015

RAME is hosting a conference in Saillon Valais, Switzerland this August. For more information or to view the program, visit RAME's website.

August 9-12, 2015

The 2015 conference on noise control will be held in San Francisco August 9-12, 2015. The topics presented at the Inter.Noise conference include a variety of audio and acoustical topics relevant to sound. Papers from this year's conference are avaialble under the Resources page.

ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
August 13-22, 2015

The ISEA 2015 happens in Vancouver this August. There's one session where several WFAE members are presenting that may be of interest, Environments & Ecology, on August 16 from 2:00 - 3:30pm.

September 7-12, 2015

The website to the “XXV International Bioacoustic Conference IBAC 2015" is open. The objective of the IBAC meeting is to promote international participation throughout the entire field of bioacoustical activity. The subject of bioacoustics is principally a marriage between the fields of biology and physical acoustics. Given its multidisciplinary nature, IBAC aims to bring together biologists from different specialisms (ecologists, ethologists, physiologists, taxonomists, etc) with engineers, sound archivists and amateur sound recordists, to foster discussion and exchange of ideas.

One of WFAE’s founding members, the late Peter Grant was very active in community radio in Vancouver. Co-op Radio has established a memorial fund. Not only did Peter play a key in making the WFAE a functional organization, he was a long-time volunteer and former staff member as Programming Coordinator of Co-op Radio during the 80s. To contribute, please visit