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World Listening Day 2016

The World Listening Day 2016 theme is Sounds Lost and Found. All this week the focus will be on this theme and there will be a concentration on Field Recording.

World Listening Day 2016’s theme, “Sounds Lost and Found,” calls on reminiscing, listening and observing what changes in our soundscapes have occurred in recent decades—be it language, nature, technology, music or even silence itself.
Thinking about this, I have tried in this playlist to convey a theme of sounds associated with the colder parts of the world that are heating up rapidly due to Global Warming. These sounds are gradually being lost or will be, especially with the melting of ice caps. Ultimately, there is the shift from Ice and Snow to Water.
Artists on this playlist are – Nashim Gargari, Kate Carr, Karen Power, Bethan Parkes, Maile Colbert, Una Lee, Jana Winderen and A Rawlings.

The playlist is a loose interpretation of the melting of the ice caps and the transition of ice to water. Here Jana Winderen has sonically expressed this perfectly.

“Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses are brought to the surface.”


Today is World Listening Day and the focus this year is H20. Below is a wonderful post from World Listener in Japan and here is Feminatronics’ homage to Water.