World Listening Day - Vigil

by Dallas Simpson

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World Listening Day 18th July 2013

Details of the World Listening Day project mat be found here:

• Dallas Simpson:

This is my small contribution to this global event celebrating our soundscape in a variety of ways on the 80th birthday of R Murray Schafer. Schafer is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement; the World Soundscape Project, which he founded in 1971, it is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field.

Along with many sound artists, field recordists, phonographers, and others I have set aside some time to meditate and record the soundscape at a location near to where I live, which is very special to me, which has, and continues to, provide me with a lot of inspiration. My Vigil is dedicated to R Murray Shafer and the World Listening Day project and was a one hour personal witness of the soundscape at one of the sources of The Dumbles, a series of small wooded streams near the village of Lambley, Nottinghamshire.

This is a continuous real time in-ear binaural recording with minor edits only for inappropriate personal sounds (swallowing, coughing etc.) and is intended for headphone listening. It was recorded between 11:40 and 12:50 local time on July 18th 2013.

All photographs courtesy of Helen Simpson and video by Dallas Simpson, taken as a re-enactment after the event on 30th July 2013.

• Album is split into two parts specifically for Bandcamp.
Originally released as one track.

• Album includes bonus items: video and 9 photos from the recording location.


released August 7, 2013



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