THIS COMING SUNDAY, the 18th of July, marks the first World Listening Day. Okay, there’s been a rash of commemorative and consciousness-raising dates recently and I feel drawn to the idea of National Bed Month at least, but World Listening Day ought to appeal to field recordists everywhere.
On their press release, the World Listening Project list some ways in which the Day can be acknowledged, such as organising soundwalks or performance events. I was stuck for something to do until Helen Frosi of London’s new sound art gallery Sound Fjord got in touch, asking if I’d like to speak at the soundwalk that’s being organised from there on the 18th. Here’s the flyer for the event:
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The invitation was a kind one, since the London Sound Survey isn’t obviously a sound art project, more like a mix of amateur field recording and local history (or ‘psychogeography’ as some prefer to call it). The event starts at 1pm at Sound Fjord, and you’ll find full details of where that is on their website – the nearest tube is Seven Sisters. Hope you can make it.