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PaisatgesonorUB del Laboratori d'Art Sonor of the University of Barcelona

The World Soundscape Project started its pioneer experiments in the 1960s, exploring the little-known sphere of soundscape. Since then, the field has been developed by numerous local and international associations and research groups, many of which are listed here. They share an interdisciplinary approach which is necessary for understanding and evaluating the many different dimensions involved.

CATALONIA

Sonoscop. Archivo de arte sonoro

Orquesta del Caos interdisciplinary group was set up in Barcelona in 1994 to develop projects on experimental music and sound art. The Sonoscop project aims to create a free-access multimedia archive in collaboration with Barcelona Contemporary Cultural Centre (CCCB).



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SPAIN

VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

Campaners de la Catedral de València

Valencia-based cultural association website promoting awareness, providing information and encouraging conservation of the old tradition of bell-ringing. The site contains detailed inventories of bells and bell towers all over Spain, as well as recordings, videos and bibliographical resources.



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EUROPE

FINLAND

Acoustic Environments in Change

In 2000-2004, a Finnish research team led by musicologist Helmi Järviluoma analysed the soundscape changes in five European villages studied twenty-five years ago by the World Soundscape Project (WSP) for the Five Villages Soundscapes. (A Finnish village was included, bringing the number to six.) The wide-ranging project has received international, multidisciplinary collaboration from many researchers, including Raymond Murray Schafer himself.

FRANCE

ACIRENE (Atelier de TRAITEMENT CULTUREL et ESTHÉTIQUE de l'ENVIRONNEMENT SONORE)

Multidisciplinary team set up in Lyons (France) in 1983 to promote public awareness of the sound environment and to improve quality of life management through cultural, educational and heritage-evaluation projects.

Cresson

The Sonic Space and Urban Environment Research Centre (Grenoble Graduate School of Architecture) has been analysing the sound quality of built-up areas since 1979, drawing on multidisciplinary methods applied to different territorial scales.

Équipe de recherche Perception et Design Sonores de l'IRCAM

French research team dedicated to exploring the links between semiotics, acoustics and perception, and to developing tools to describe, synthesise and provide information on sounds.

ITALY

Archivio Italiano dei Paesaggi Sonori

AIPS, the Italian archive of sound landscapes, is a national group of Italian “soundscapers” created in 2010 and who formed the association in December 2013. The aim of the group is to promote the culture of sound landscapes and Italian “soundscapers”, artists/musicians who are dedicated to live electronics and creating visual art installations related to the concept of soundscape composition.



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INTERNATIONAL

CANADA

World Soundscape Project (WSP)

Brief history of the pioneer research group led by Raymond Murray Schafer at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (Canada) in the 1960s and 1970s, which opened up the field of soundscape studies.

UNITED STATES

Acoustic Ecology Institute

The website of non-profit making Acoustic Ecology Institute in Santa Fe (United States) contains news items, academic information, articles and essays on issues relating to sound and listening.

World Listening Project

The World Listening Project was set up in the USA in 2008 to study the links between human beings and their habitats, through active listening and field recordings. They organise artistic and educational activities such as workshops, festivals, installations and collective soundwalks.

URUGUAY

Proyecto Paisaje Sonoro Uruguay

The website of the Soundscape Group from Montevideo University School of Music includes information on its activities and projects, as well as a large section of related articles.



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