Today is World Listening Day. This day is an annual global event celebrated every July 18th.
This day is put on every year by The World Listening Project, a nonprofit organisation that is “devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practice of listening and field recording.”
This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground,” which asks us to consider the sounds of the literal ground in all its surfaces, from soil to asphalt, whether we’re losing metaphorical ground, and whether we can find new ground by listening for it.
So quiet down, open up your ears, and get ready to study soundscapes on World Listening Day.