A survey of artists on the Free Music Archive who are actively engaging with the aural environment.
Natural and man-made soundscapes take center stage, where each piece is either an unprocessed field recording or heavily informed by naturally-occuring sonic textures. From archival to binaural, with recordings from Japan, India, Israel, & more - followed by a little palette cleanser from composer Michael Pisaro.
This mix was created for World Listening Day 2012, an annual event intended to celebrate different ways we can focus on our soundscape (sonic environment); to raise awareness about the acoustic ecology movement, including ideas regarding how noise pollution can be reduced; and to introduce new educational initiatives and community events related to listening and acoustic ecology.
Grab your headphones and take a moment to listen with open ears.