The 2018 Conference of The Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology (CESSE) will be held November 28 - December 1, Budapest, Hungary. The CESSE proposes to established a new Central European WFAE Affiliate Organization. Click here for more information.
The Global Composition 2018 conference (October 4-7, Dieburg, Germany) will begin with performances and installations at the Langstadt train station. The conference will feature keynotes by Milena Droumeva, Maria Klatte, and Walter Tilgner. There will be a celebration of the WFAE silver jubilee, with a participatory social sculpture. Click here for the final program.
The WFAE Board welcomes new Affiliate Representative, Rob MacKay who has succeeded John Levack Drever as UK and Ireland Soundscape Community (UKISC)’s new Chair. The WFAE thanks John for many years of service as UKISC’s founder and WFAE representative.
The founding conference of the Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology (CESSE) in Budapest has extended its deadline for submissions until September 15, 2018.
The first international Conference of the Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology 2018 happens 28 November – 1 December in Budapest.
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME)
With the contribution of
Budapest Music Center (BMC) & Spatial Sound Institute (SSI, NL/H)
CESSE Conference #1 is dedicated to the establishment of a new organization for convening and coordinating energies towards the improvement and care of the region’s soundscapes.
The Society seeks to be part of the worldwide activities coordinated and guided by World Forum of Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), concentrating on the Central European region, specifically: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, but the conference is open for all people from any region.
The registration fee of the conference is HUF 12.000 / €40 (€20 for students with school ID).
Please visit https://cesse.mome.hu/ for more information.
The deadline for submission to the Global Composition 2018 Conference has been re-extended to 24 June 2018, 8 p.m. More information is available here.
A PDF version of the Invisible Places 2017 proceedings is available to download (for free!) at invisibleplaces.org/#proceedings. Congratulations to Raquel Castro and Miguel Carvalhais and the contributors.
The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology is pleased to endorse the Global Composition 2018 Conference. The theme of the conference is Sound, Ecology, and Media Cultural Education. The conference will be held October 4-7 at the Media Campus Dieburg/Darmstadt UAS. Keynote speakers include Milena Droumeva and Walter Tilgner, with additional speakers announced soon. The Call for Submissions is available here.
The deadline for submission has been re-extended to 24 June 2018, 8 p.m. CEST via
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Nigel Frayne passed away on Friday, January 6, 2018. His death comes after many years of battling cancer. Until his final days, Nigel was actively helping the leadership of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), as Treasurer, and its Australian affiliate, the Australian Forum of Acoustic Ecology (AFAE).
Nigel joined the WFAE in 1996, a few years after its founding, when he met Hildegard Westerkamp. She wrote an eloquent piece about this experience, titled "Thanking Nigel" on pages 5-6 of the 2010 edition of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, Volume 10. Hildegard describes the essential role Nigel subsequently played in the WFAE's future. Not only defining the organizational structure of the WFAE, but for over 20 years, Nigel served as a steadfast friend and supporter of the new leadership of which I am honored to be a part. This, with my mentors and a new younger generation of forward-thinking scholars, artists, researchers, and designers, is Nigel's gift.
Of Nigel's role, AFAE President and WFAE Vice President, Dr. Leah Barclay wrote:
Nigel Frayne had an incredible impact on the field of acoustic ecology. As a founding member of the AFAE, he spearheaded many activities over the years, including the 2003 WFAE conference in Melbourne; a pivotal event for many people on a national and international scale.
As the first and longest-standing chair of the WFAE, his commitment, passion, persistence and dedication transformed the organisation into a truly global network. Nigel’s vision to make the WFAE a more manageable organisation resulted in a restructure into clusters of groups with geographical administration and governance. This was the beginning of WFAE affiliates, which is how we continue to operate internationally today.
Endorsed by the WFAE, the 2018 Ecoacoustics Congress is a four day conference organised by the International Society of Ecoacoustics (ISE). The aim of the 2018 congress is to bring together scientists, natural resource managers, industry and artists to explore the ways that sound can deepen our understanding of the environment. Ecoacoustics operates in all types of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems extending the scope of acoustics and bioacoustics.
The event will take place June 24-28 in Brisbane, Australia and will host various activities and creative programs associated with the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. The call for papers, posters and creative works is now open.