Perspectives on Listening Symposium – Brisbane

Perspectives On Listening Symposium December 2017

December 7-9, 2017
​Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane

Biosphere Soundscapes and the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University are hosting “Perspectives on Listening”, an international symposium and workshop bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to explore the role of sound in understanding place and environmental changes.

“Perspectives on Listening” will introduce the interdisciplinary possibilities of acoustic ecology and highlight emerging fields including ecoacoustics. The event features keynotes from Steven Feld (USA) and Monica Gagliano (West Australia) in addition to panels, research presentations, live performances, immersive installations, sound walks and field trips across the rainforests of the Sunshine Coast and aquatic ecosystems in Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

AWSRG committee member Leah Barclay is organising the symposium, which has a Papua New Guinea theme, as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of Steven Feld’s work, “Voices of the Rainforest”.

To compliment this theme, Tony Baylis, Sue Gould, David Stewart and myself (Andrew Skeoch) have been invited to discuss our recent expedition to Papua New Guinea. I’ll be preparing a soundscape from my field recordings for the immersive listening space.

I hope to see other AWSRG members at this gathering, as I reckon it’ll be very interesting. (I’m particularly looking forward to hearing about Monica’s research on plant bioacoustics.)

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