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Member Updates + Call for Field Recordings

E-mail sent by Hethre Contant, Monday, March 2nd, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Hello World!

I have two announcements for you today:

1) The WFAE would like to hear what you have been up to! Send me [] an update about your recent activities by 14 March 2015

2) There is an Open Call for Field Recordings for a project called Speed of Sound! It is run by an Italian organization called VacuaMœnia, and here is the prompt:

Following the ideas of “Handbook for Acoustic Ecology” by Barry Truax, VacuaMœnia proposes an OpenCall for sound-artist, musicians or simple aware listeners to celebrate two years of researches and activities. The topic chosen investigates on “the propagation of sound” in a landscape, defined by Truax like Geometric SpreadingAtmospheric Effects and Surface Effects. Thus, the topographical elements – such as soil, hills and other obstacles – between source and receiver alter and shape the sound message.

The OpenCall SPEED OF SOUND invites to reflect about the various aspects that make up the  landscape, on the modifications, on the alterations and how biophonies, geophonies and antrophonies intersect each other to completing the acoustic environment.

The deadline for this is also 14 March 2015. You can get more details and guidelines for submission here on the VacuaMœnia website. 

I look forward to hearing from you!


WFAE Member News and JOB!

E-mail sent by Hethre Contant, Monday, December 8th, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Dear Members, 

It's that time again! Send news about your activity to me, Hethre Contant, by December 15th for publication in the WFAE's newsletter.

My email address is

We also want to alert you to this job post at Arizona Statue University. 

Looking Forward to Hearing from You,

ASAE opportunity! Balance/Unbalance 2015

E-mail sent by Hethre Contant, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Dear ASAE Members,

I am reaching out today to bring an exceptional opportunity to your attention.

Perhaps you are already aware of the Balance/Unbalance conference that is taking place at Arizona State University March 27-29, 2015.  If not, it's an exciting conference bringing acoustic ecology into conversation with current issues in sustainability, urban development, and climate change.  Our parent organization, the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, has endorsed the conference to all of its members.  Check out the website to learn more:

I am happy to announce that the ASAE will be hosting a workshop in the two days preceding the conference on the theme of soundscape recordings.  There will be an announcement made soon with all of the details, but here's what we know now:

   -- there will be presentations and discussions with three featured recordists, including our own Annea Lockwood.

   -- We will make a field trip for an extended recording session in the Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed, one of the featured sites of the Listen(n) project. More information about this site here:

   -- There will be an opportunity for knowledge exchange and skill sharing within the workshop participants, facilitated by our featured artists.

   -- Extra good news: Submissions for the Balance-Unbalance conference closed yesterday (November 10), but for ASAE members, submissions will remain open through November 14th. (see details for how to submit below)

In other words: if you are excited about this conference and workshop, you still have time to submit a paper to the conference and make the most of your trip.

The workshop is open to all, but I am especially excited about the possibility of a strong showing of ASAE members at both the workshop and the whole Balance-Unbalance conference.  As the ASAE continues to reform itself and gather momentum, in-person discussions and connections will be valuable in planning our future direction.

As I mentioned, a more complete announcement will be made about the workshop when the details are finalized.  In the meantime, please submit your work to Balance-Unbalance, and feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about this opportunity.  Details for how to submit are just below.

All my best,

Stephan Moore

Vice-President, American Society for Acoustic Ecology


The Balance-Unbalance website says submissions are closed, but there is a back door for submitting, open to ASAE members, through this Friday.

First, go to and download the template for the track you wish to submit for.  Use this to create your submission.

Then, go to 

If you are not already signed up with EasyChair, take a moment to set up an account and log in with it. Then return to that link.  Click "New Submission" in the upper left corner and the rest is self-explanitory.

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