Monday, July 11, 2011

World Listening Day 2011 (Cavite, Philippines)


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World Listening Day 2011 (Cavite, Philippines)
17 July 2011 (Sunday)
Mini-Amphitheater, Balite Falls,
Brgy. Halang, Amadeo Cavite, Philippines
2pm - 5pm


World Listening Day is an annual global call to celebrate the practice of listening and field recording by means of participating or organizing of any of these activities:

• organize a soundwalk or a listening party when people play field recordings
• organize a performance event that involves field recordings and other artistic expressions that explore our soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment
• participate in a private / solitary way, by paying attention to your soundscape
• facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic
• contact organizations that are participating in World Listening Day, to see if you can get involved that way

July 18 was chosen as the official date for World Listening Day (but not limited to this date only) because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement -- soundscape studies that “find solutions for an ecologically balanced soundscape where the relationship between the human community and its sonic environment is in harmony” (World Soundscape Project).

World Listening Day is co-organized by the World Listening Project (WLP), a not-for-profit organization devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practices of listening and field recording; and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.

In response to the open call, E.X.I.S.T. (EXperimentation In Sound art Tradition) will be participating this year’s World Listening Day by organizing a performance event that will feature selected artists whose work marks an important creative application on the practice of Field Recording and Phonography. It will consist of live performances of field recording materials and an informal presentation about Acoustic Ecology. Also, with the purpose of establishing an exchange of ideas, the event will be open to informative and meaningful discussion.

The event would be purposely held in an open-air venue to aesthetically/conceptually​ blend the performances with the outdoor environment. Although July 18 is the official date of World Listening Day, the event (Cavite, Philippines) would be set on Sunday, July 17.

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Talk / Presentation

“On Acoustic Theory”
Charlie Morales - is a live sound engineer and technician with years of experience in live sound mixing. He is an associate member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration and has attended trainings and workshops on Audio Engineering, Live Sound Reinforcement and Sound Fusion from Audiophile Philippines, Audio Solutions, Inc., Yupangco Electornics, PMX Audio, among others.

“On Eco-Acoustic (an introduction)”
Gerard ‘Dok’ Natividad – is the founder of Lakbay Lahi (a World Beat group from Cavite). He is an Academic Service Faculty under Environmental Resource Management & Campus Development Office of DLSU-Dasmariñas, and currently working on an independent research in the field of Acoustic Ecology.


Gentle Universe - a nature and children-inspired ambient sound performance group founded by ambient musician and sound designer Cris Garcimo

Erick Calilan – a sound artist and multi-instrumentalist working with D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) technology related to sounds

Samuel Andre (France)* - is a sound and video artist who trained in Mathematics, Cognitive Sciences and musical interface research. He developed a project around the sound under the name of ieva and started to compose music like imaginary journey or short stories. Since 2 years ago he started to practice improvisation multicast using multi layered field recordings that are overlayed creating an intense and emotionally universe that you pass through as a waking dream, like a cinema for ear. He also directed several experimental films. After an initial approach, abstract and sensitive, playing on the body of the digital image (pixelization, compression). He developed his approach in films more figurative combining diary and man's relationship to nature. (*courtesy of Sabaw Media Art Kitchen)

With special participation of Cosmopolitan Smoke Stabs

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Balite Falls Spring Resort is located in Brgy. Halang, Amadeo, Cavite (just a few minutes away from Tagaytay and Silang)

Online info:

Balite Falls website -

Waypoints website -​tail_gen.php?wpt=balitf

Google map -​s?oe=utf-8&​Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=f​irefox&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=bal​ite+falls&fb=1&gl=ph&hq=ba​lite+falls&hnear=0x3397c90​264a0ed01%3A0x2b066ed57830​cace%2CLungsod+ng+Makati&e​i=SMoaTp6JBYnGmAXOvbmpBg&s​a=X&oi=local_result&ct=ima​ge&ved=0CAQQtgM&cid=0%2C0%​2C6356777255079048600

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Presented to you by:

• World Listening Project (WLP) & Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)
http://www.worldlisteningp​ |

• E.X.I.S.T. (EXperimentation In Sound art Tradition)

• Sonic Mind Fields

• Tourism Office of Amadeo & Balite Falls Spring Resort

• Espasyo Siningdikato creatiVEnue

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Poster sample: http://www.tarekcoaching.c​om/tcwp/wp-content/uploads​/2010/08/life-coaching-lis​tening.jpg


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