Listen Up People – Today is World Listening Day

Jul 18, 11

Celebrate your aural environment today on World Listening Day.

Get out your recording device and document the soundscapes you encounter today, whether you are joining a soundwalk, or simply commuting to work. Various projects are open to submissions of recordings gathered today.

The Soundscape Ecology Project at Purdue invites participants to visit their WLD drop event site and submit a short soundscape recording. They will collect information on your soundwalk experiences, soundscape descriptions and (optionally) contact information. The Google Gazetteer tool will associate your recording with a lat,long coordinate in order to map these soundscape recordings.
More info via WLP

Radio Aporee is asking people around the world to send in their World Listening Day recordings to create a sonic snapshot of the world today in the form of a soundmap. Visit the 2010 WLD soundmap.
More info via WLP

Additionally, today you can hear the recordings that were submitted in 2010, broadcast on the radio aporee streaming website.

A special World Listening day broadcast of radio show, O Coleccionador de Sons (The Sound Collector), on Rádio Zero in Portugal, will feature WLD recordings, today 18th July. The show is curated by Luís Antero and exclusively dedicated to field recordings.