Soundscape Support Team

Sharing Soundscape Awareness & Advocacy

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Death by Distraction: Effects of noise on wildlife

Interesting article from Conservation Magazine about how human-created sounds interfere with creature decisions about food & mate selection.  Check it out along with the Dawn Stover article on the same page, 'Not So Silent Spring'.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 22, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Wilderness Society explores a Quieter Forest

Cheers to Wilderness Society ecologist, Matt Dietz, currently tracking 53 bird species in the Sierra National Forest as part of a study to help determine impact of noise on wildlife of our National Forests. We applaud TWS for forwarding this work. MORE.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 8, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

Support the soundscapes of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Musically gifted? Arctic Live is seeking a theme song to help raise awareness about some of the most tranquil soundscapes that still exist in the natural world, those found amid the wilderness and wildlife of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The timeless voice of that ancient environment still rings forth in several places with sounds of Caribou, Polar bear, Arctic fox, Dall sheep, a million migrating birds and more. We'll supply…


Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 4, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Here it comes folks. Everybody and their iPhone in the field. idea of going quietly into the field as a solitary exploration may have met it's match in the compelling new iPhone apps now being developed to encourage 'citizen science'.  Of course, ecological monitoring is needed to help protect and preserve natural bio-diversity, and that takes having good and…

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on February 24, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Minnesota Tweets for Tweeters

Kudos to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for utilizing digital technology to encourage visits to the state parks, going cyber-communicative to get locals away from their screens and back into trekking the woods.  Tech-free listening time -- to hear real 'tweets' -- is more important than ever, even if it takes a bit of 'virtual tweeting' to remind someone near you.… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on February 19, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Help grow the Soundscape Support Team

Post the Soundscape Support Team badge on your website or other social networking sites.  Click 'get badge' under the black box to your right; it'll allow your friends and colleagues to add their profiles and help our group gain members to increase features and dialogue.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on January 3, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments

Introducing Arctic Live, a celebration of fragile Arctic Soundscapes

Soundscapes of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (in the uppermost NE part of Alaska) are as fragile and beautiful as the place itself; it's a great place for the Soundscape Team to know about and support. ARCTIC LIVE, a unique on-line and live event celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Refuge is just beginning. Please join us in support of this effort. Visit the Facebook page, and stay tuned for more updates to this…


Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on December 12, 2010 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

The Fragile Soundscapes of The Arctic Refuge

In 2006, we watched as a white poster board was held up to members of the US Congress in an attempt to portray the regions of The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as nothing but vast, white snow-covered nothingness, free space for unabashed resource extraction. But we knew that the soundscape reveals something quite different! In fact, the Arctic Refuge is teaming with…


Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on November 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Growing Phenomenon of Soundscape Mapping

When Wild Sanctuary was building it's first archives of soundscape samples in 1968, hardly anyone, anywhere, could imagine why someone would want to do such a thing. But what marvelous changes friendly technology and a bit of time can bring to public perceptions! Just look at the amazing list of Soundmaps put together by Music of Sound, New Zeland; our thanks to them for this great post. Check it out:… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on October 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Art of the Landscape/Soundscape

Poignant -- the way that artistic expression now captures in breathtaking detail what once may have been commonplace awareness. As landscapes and soundscapes disappear from our daily life they are being captured and re-expressed by the artist, over and over throughout time. Catch the shadows - throw them back and forth, illuminate the world with creative awareness. Dig this work by Jim Denevan presenting the frozen surface of Lake Baikal,… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on August 2, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Soundscapes on iTunes

I was just browsing around looking for more soundscapes to listen to at work. I came across a podcast on iTunes called Soundscapes for Birders. Here is the podcast link: It's fabulous. There are about 40 or more podcasts ranging from 4 minutes long to 15 minutes long. The sounds are so soothing and they are… Continue

Added by Clara Efrona on July 14, 2010 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

Gulf Oil Disaster - An 'Earwitness News' Report from Martyn Stewart & team in the field.

When soundscape expert Martyn Stewart recently returned from his visit to the Gulf he was compelled to share his experience. With wife/partner Noleen (Roo), and photographer daughter Rebecca, they've created a stellar bit of reportage that you won't hear on the nightly news. Check it out - share it around, and support their efforts to advocate for the community, the soundscape, the eco-system, and the wildlife so sadly affected. Check it out here or in the video section, below.… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on June 10, 2010 at 6:47am — No Comments

Soundscape of the Day

Lovely how Phill Harding captures soundscapes from his daily life and turns them into extraordinary sharings. His soundscape blog invites the listener to sense his world and travel alongside through galleries, train trips, world cup football games, stereo shops, woods, gardens, barns, cricket matches and more. I love his inventive 'Buying an Earring for a 10 year-old Boy' ringtone!

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on April 12, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Meet my invisible friend, The Soundscape!

Still amazed by the number of environmental and nature-related citizen groups, non-profits, teachers, biologists, and government organizations to whom 'soundscape' is still such an unknown concept! This vital tool of eco-system observation definitely needs to be 'talked up' to birders, non-profit civic groups, musicians, academics... journalists, public space administrators, architects, designers, public officials, and more. To many members of the team, soundscape surely is a…

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on April 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Barbara's Fine Flashwork - her creative memento from our recent 'Sounds of Nature' Workshop

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Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on March 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Bruiteurs: Early 'Sound Effects Men' on to something

The long view of soundscape awareness -- here portrayed in an interesting article link from the New York Times about a performance in Paris, dated 1921.

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on August 4, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments


Now here's an intriguing start to a sound-led story. Soundscape recordists Huw and Bex recently grabbed their recorders, popped on their bikes, and left for a two-year ride. They began their expedition in the UK on March 5th 2009, and from that time until a scheduled end in Namibia in late 2010, the pair intend to cycle through up to 30 African countries in North, West, Central, East, and Southern Africa! On their 'Listen…


Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on July 8, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sounds of Nature Workshop -- a Celebration of People and Place

The recent SOUNDS OF NATURE WORKSHOP at The Murie Centerwas a particular treat. I believe we ALL came away fortified, not only by the generous sharing of talents from project colleagues Bernie Krause, Martyn Stewart, and Kevin… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on July 2, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Support ze Sounds! Wear ze Shirt!

What's on your shirt?!? Be an 'early adopter' of soundscape support in this nifty, high-quality black T and share your support with the world! The new Organic Cotton, Earth-friendly, Soundscape Support Team T-shirt, is now available at the WildStore. 25-bucks gets the T with FREE shipping and handling. A portion of proceeds, of course, go to outreach efforts to help SAVE THE SOUNDSCAPE. Men's and… Continue

Added by Katherine (Kat) Krause on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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