World Listening Day 2017, July 18 “Listening to the Ground”

You are invited to participate in the seventh annual World Listening Day 2017, an annual global event held on July 18. This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground” created by the Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016):

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”

WLD 2017 reflects and honors her life and legacy. Oliveros was an influential woman pioneer of electronic music composition and improvisation, as well as a founder of the practice called Deep Listening. July 18 is the birthday of R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933), Canadian composer and founder of the World Soundscape Project and Acoustic Ecology.

Dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day since its inception in 2010. Help share and grow participation in this annual event by adding your information to the World Listening Project’s online form: https://goo.gl/forms/Zwsiu5GU7Dz7DfNV2