#229: 2009.03.08 [jonny farrow]

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this edition of framework:afield has been produced in brooklyn, new york by jonny farrow, of the new york society for acoustic ecology.  jonny says:

Scratching the surface of some of the concepts that interpenetrate the field of Acoustic Ecology – below is the playlist from the show as well as a good handful of links for further exploration of AE and related concepts.

01.    Origins of Acoustic Ecology — under-track: “Dinosaurs” by Jonny Farrow
02.    Annea Lockwood: “Confluence of Patterson Brook and the Hudson River”
from A Sound Map of the Hudson River. Lovely Music CD 2081, 1989 and 2003.
03.    Problemitization of recording technology — under-track: “Dinosaurs”
04.    Hildegard Westerkamp: “Kits Beach Soundwalk”
from Transformations. Diffusion iMedia CD 9631, 1989 and 1996.
05.    Xenakis intro: under-track: “Dinosaurs”
06.    Iannis Xenakis: “Concrete PH”
from Electronic Music. Electronic Music Foundation CD 003, 1997.
07.    Acousmatics, Pierre Schaeffer and Francisco Lopez — under-track: “Dinosaurs”08.
08.    Francisco Lopez: excerpt of “Lopez Island”
from Lopez Island elevator bath CD, 2007.
09.    Cage, Silence and the Ether — under-track: “Imaginary Landscape No. 4”
from John Cage Imaginary Landscapes, Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble conducted by Jan Williams. Hat[now]ART 145, 2006.
10.    Anna Friz: excerpt of “Vacant City Radio”
from the CD Vacant City Radio. Self-released, 2005.

URL’s:
http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/wfae/home/ — World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE)
http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/wfae/about/index.html — bottom of this WFAE page has links to all the AE organizations affiliated to WFAE (Canada, Japan, Finland, UK & Ireland, FKL (Germany , Austria, Italy), Australia, Mexico, Greece, USA (ASAE).
http://www.acousticecology.org/ — American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE)
http://www.nyacousticecology.org/ New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE)
http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/ — Eric Leonardson, et al  (newly formed Midwestern Society for Acoustic Ecology group in Chicago (MSAE))
http://www.basoundecology.org/ — Bay Area Sound Ecology Group ((BASE) California)
http://www.phonography.org/ — Phonography website and list
http://www.sfu.ca/~westerka/ — homepage of Hildegard Westerkamp, composer, acoustic ecologist
http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/wsp.html — World Soundscape Project website
http://www.sfu.ca/~truax/ — homepage of Barry Truax, composer, acoustic ecologist
http://www.franciscolopez.net/ — Francisco Lopez, compser, sound artist, acoustic ecologist website
http://jonnyfarrow.net/ — Jonny Farrow, composer, sound artist, acoustic ecologist website
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/phenomenology/ — detailed definition of phenomenology
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2afuTvUzBQ — Animation about “Plato’s Cave”
http://www.constitution.org/pla/repub_07.htm — Book VII from Plato’s Republic that contains the allegory of the cave
http://www.davidddunn.com/~david/ — scientist, acoustic ecologist, David Dunn’s website
http://www.acousticecology.org/writings/echomuseecology.html — Essay by sound anthropologist Steven Feld: From Ethnomusicology to Echo-Muse Ecology
http://leonardo.info/isast/spec.projects/acousticecologybib.html — long bibliographic resource for the topic of acoustic ecology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_of_Dionysius — short definition and photo of “Ear of Dionysius”
http://cartome.org/foucault.htm — excerpt of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish – R. Murray Schafer relates the “Ear of Dionysius” to the “panopticon” of prison architect Jeremy Bentham
http://homepage.mac.com/kendallwrightson/ae/aecology.html — essay about acoustic ecology
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkt8Dwzl6Sg — early eighties commercial for Memorex audio tape featuring Ella Fitzgerald.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUz4NWFEbiU&feature=related — another Memorex commercial
http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/2.dérive.htm — Guy Debord’s theory of the dérive<

A Very Short List of Books and Articles for Further Reading::Near and Afield:

Attali, Jacques. Noise: The Political Economy of Music. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis and London: 2003. English translation, Foreword and Afterword copyright 1985, eighth printing 2003.

Bull, Michael and Les Back, edd.. The Auditory Culture Reader. Berg: Oxford and New York, 2003.

Cox, Chrisoph and Daniel Warner edd.. Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. Continuum: New York, 2006.

De Caro, Laura and Carlotta Daró. “Meetings with R. Murray Schafer: Composer, educator and founder of Soundscape Studies.” in Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology Vol 8, No. 1 Fall/Winter 2008 pp. 26-31.

Dufour, Frank. “Musique Concrète as one of the Preliminary Steps to Acoustic Ecology,”in Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology Vol 8, No. 1 Fall/Winter 2008 pp. 17-19.

Schafer, R. Murray. The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World. Destiny Books: Rochester, VT, 1977.

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