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A Grand Forum

For those of you not yet familiar with it, I highly recommend checking out the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology website. The forum is one of the more influential in the world of acoustic ecology, having been around since the early nineties and being closely affiliated with the premier annual journal of acoustic ecology. There’s a lot of leads here to satiate your appetites. As I reported back in June, the World Forum holds annual conferences, the and results of the most recent of which you can read about here.

Koli Conference

All you Finnish folk out there (I know there’s hundreds of you) need to stop what you’re doing and head to Koli. Right now the International Conference of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology is happening. Although it might be overlooked by some in favour of a certain popular sporting event there are no doubt many who have turned their back on the beautiful game and flocked to Koli to mingle with the who’s who of acoustic ecology. The Godfather himself, Murray Schafer, is along to speak, along with Hildergard Westerkamp and countless other esteemed individuals.

The topic of the conference this time around is ‘Ideologies and Ethics in the Uses and Abuses of Sound’, an intriguing theme which, according to media reports includes discussion of “the interconnectedness of peoples, nationalism and soundscapes, as well as the ethical issues of working with sound, and the productization of silence in, e.g., tourism or as a way of filling common spaces in urban settings”.

Visit the conference website here.