ABC Science report ‘Beauty is in the ear of feathered listener

ABC report ‘Sounds of Illawarra’

ABC Radio National Feature on Into the Music - ‘Acoustic Architecture’

Acoustic Ecology - is the website of the Acoustic Ecology Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The Acoustic Ecology Institute was founded in 2003 as a spin-off of, a commercial soundscape art catalog. provides access to news, academic research, public policy advocates, and articles and essays about sound and listening.

Australian Acoustical Society -The Australian Acoustical Society aims to promote and advance the science and practice of acoustics in all its branches to the wider community and provide support to acousticians.

Australian Sound Design Project -Over the past five years the Australian Sound Design Project (ASDP) has pioneered the interdisciplinary field of sound design in public space through its website, database, publications, exhibitions and public advocacy. The original works of over 200 sound designers, artists and composers have been published in sound text and image in the gallery.

Binaural Media - Binaural is a Portuguese non-profit Cultural Organization founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting the exploration and research in sound / visual and new media arts, focusing on the crossing of media and languages and on the articulation between the artistic production and the surrounding context, particularly through its activities in the rural space of Nodar.

Bioacoustics - the International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording - Birdsongs and Landscapes by Vicki Powys who has been recording wildlife sounds and writing about birdsongs since the 1980s and is currently the sound editor for the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group.

Cyclic Defrost -Cyclic Defrost is Australia’s only specialist electronic music magazine. We cover independent electronic music, avant-rock, experimental sound art and leftfield hip hop.

Dollar Soundscapes - This is the blog of the Dollar soundscape research which is part of the project “Soundscapes and Cultural Sustainability - Strategies for Local Action”, funded by the Academy of Finland

Dossier Soundscapes - The websites in this dossier are ongoing collections of sound fragments associated with the place where they were recorded, usually with a high degree of interaction between the platform and its users. The soundmaps and sound archives disclose the characteristic sonority of a space, but also seek out hybrid sounds, unexpected relationships, and echoes between different places.

Dqmedia - Offers a full complement of audio consulting, planning, design, production and installation services for public space projects as well as for film, television, radio, and the internet.

Endangered Sounds: an acoustic history of BrunswickUnderstanding the poetic palimpsest of ephemeral acoustic space allows a deeper cultural connection to ‘place’. This project utilises augmented reality to share oral history and recordings made of machines and architecture.

Ear to Earth - The Ear to Earth Network’s goal is to use the power of publicity to inspire ongoing dialog, encourage and promote collaborative events around the world, and swing public opinion towards the need for decisive pro-environment action.

Eyes of the Skin - Juhani Pallasmaa - This book focuses on the role of the body and the senses that has been emerging in both architectural philosophy and teaching.

Fonoteca Zoológica -Fonoteca Zoológica is the animal sound library of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales of Madrid (Spain). Our library provides support to research on animal sounds and acts as a depository of animal recordings for scientific research.

Hearing Jaara Jaara - A digital acoustic sanctuary of Jaara Jaara box ironbark woodlands, North Central Victoria, Australia. Created by Sound Artist Ros Bandt with the kind permission of Uncle Brien Nelson, Jaara Jaara elder.

Hildegard Westerkamp- Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio artist and sound ecologist. She presents soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes.

I suoni di-Cembra - This is the blog of the Cembra Soundscapes research which is part of the project “Soundscapes and Cultural Sustainability - Strategies for Local Action”, funded by the Academy of Finland (2009-2012)

International Dawn Chorus Day - International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of Nature’s daily Miracle.

Jim Barbour -Jim has extensive experience working with sound in Australia and overseas, with more than twenty five years as a music producer and recording engineer and many years as a production manager in Commercial radio.

Journal of Sonic Studies - The primary aim of the Journal of Sonic Studies is to understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level.

Journal of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology - Annual journal of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology .

London Sound Survey -The London Sound Survey is a growing collection of Creative Commons-licensed sound recordings of places, events and wildlife in the capital.

Ljudplanering - Ljudplanering is a gathering place for many aspects of sound design and audio in the city- a vibrant forum that is continually updated with new experiences and knowledge.

Mapize - A collaborative sound map of one of the cleanest rivers in Europe: the Paiva river which runs in northern Portugal and has its mouth in the Douro river.

Map of Sites - A field guide to ‘site-listening’ – the act of attentive listening in any chosen location, privileging the auditory environment as the focus of awareness. Map of Sites offers listening posts primarily in Queensland, Australia.

National Acoustic Laboratories- (NAL) is the research division of Australian Hearing, a Statutory Authority under the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Since 1947, NAL’s research into hearing has opened new ways in which people with hearing loss can be helped.

Other Film- Otherfilm is a collective based in Brisbane, Australia, dedicated to avant-garde, experimental, abstract, expanded and other film.

Preservationnation Magazine - Preservation is the award-winning magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Resonant Designs - Resonant Designs was established in 1995 to provide a quality service in the highly specialised field of Acoustic and Soundscape Design.

Score for a Hole in the Ground » experiment #1 - Project blog for PRS Foundation New Music Award winner, Jem Finer.

Sound Transit

Theatre Seat Store Acoustic Ecology resource page - Theatre Seat designs theatre style seating for home and commercial entertainment. One of their concerns as part of the design of the space, is acoustic ecology.

Spatial Ecology Lab- The Spatial Ecology Lab is a group of about 30 people comprised of students, postdocs and visitors, headed by Professor Hugh Possingham. We use empirical data, theory, statistical and mathematical models to solve ecological problems across terrestrial, marine and aquatic environments.

Spatial Information Architecture Lab- The Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory is a transdisciplinary education and research centre within the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University.

Realtime Magazine - Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts

Wildlife Sound - A core aim of the society is to encourage participation in the collection of these wonderful sounds, and to promote the need to understand their meanings.

World Soundscape Project- The World Soundscape Project (WSP) was established as an educational and research group by R. Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology - The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world’s soundscapes.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Facebook page

2010 WFAE Conference - Ideologies and Ethics in the Uses and Abuses of Sound, Koli, Finland images