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World Listening Day 2021: The Unquiet Earth 24 Hour Broadcast
July 18th, 2021 - 24 Hours
Online on NAISA Radio
FREE

World Listening Day is a grass roots event that takes place around the world every July 18, the birthday of Canadian soundscape educator and thinker R. Murray Schafer. Led by World Listening Project, NAISA Radio is participating as a broadcast partner among other non-profit and public radio stations around the world.

2020 introduced a pause to commercial activity due to the world-wide outbreak of the Coronavirus. This brought countless consequences to the environment, and to the sonic environment in particular. New acoustic horizons emerged, signaling times of unquietness and global change, and requiring an enhanced listening awareness to evolve.

The theme for the annual World Listening Day event for July 18, 2021 is “The Unquiet Earth”. The theme, coined by Lisbon-based filmmaker, curator, and organizer Raquel Castro, is an invitation to reflect on and engage with the constant murmur of the Earth, sounds beyond the threshold of human hearing, to remind ourselves that humans share this mysterious and awesome planet. Small, hidden, subterranean, aerial, underwater, infra and ultrasonic sounds, inaudible to the naked ear, can bring a new, potentially hopeful, perspective on the future of the planet and humanity. Listening as activism encourages human societies to question its attitudes as listeners and attempt to construct a more inclusive and empathetic new world.

Join the unquiet revolution!
Digital in Nature
August 14, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Online Location Issued after Advance Registration
General $10, Students FREE

Sound art works curated by NAISA from an international call for submissions on the theme Digital in Nature are presented in a shared listening format with group discussion. To participate in the discussion please register in advance. To simply listen in tune in to NAISA Radio.
Mycelium Music
By Tosca Terán (aka Nanotopia)
August 28 - 24 hours
NAISATube
FREE

24/7 Livestream audio-visual experience on NAISA’s Youtube channel of music derived from mycelium in the South River area. Electrodes are used to record biodata and translate that to MIDI in realtime which is brought into synths and signal processing.