About the conference

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and Atlantic Center for the Arts present a week of environmental sound events featuring the 30th Anniversary WFAE conference: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures, its first hybrid virtual and in-person international conference since 2011 and the first conference of its kind in the United States of America. Acoustic ecology, also called soundscape studies, is a discipline that studies the relationship, mediated through sound, between human beings and their environment.

This partnership supports the work of ACA in sound art, bringing global attention to its current programs, including the 5th Soundscape Field Station artist residency at Canaveral National Seashore in February, the Young Sound Seekers program that is supported by the National Park Service in partnership with Stetson University and teens from the Conklin Davis Center for the Visually Impaired and Blind, and the long-standing Soundwalk series.

Listening Pasts – Listening Futures features keynote presentations by author of Sounds Wild and Broken, David George Haskell (UK/USA); radio host and former advisor to the Canada Council for the Arts, Claude Schryer (Canada); and sound artist/professor Amanda Gutiérrez (Mexico/Canada) of Concordia University.

Stetson University is an additional conference partner, and have facilitated the presence of our keynotes speaker and special guest artist Jacek Smoliski. Stetson host two free, public events, a soundwalk led by Smoliski and a panel with the keynote presenters, on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

We know acoustic ecology and soundscape studies have much to offer the world with a pivotal environmental awakening and are thrilled to have all of our presenters and attendees join in this chorus of knowledge exchange and a few days of communal listening.


WFAE Conference: Listening Pasts, Listening Futures


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Amanda Gutiérrez
Doctoral Candidate, Aural technologies & Gender Concordia University
David George Haskell PhD
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies University of the South
Claude Schryer
Producer Sounding Modernity/ conscient podcast / balado conscient
Jacek Smolicki PhD
International Postdoctoral Candidate Swedish Research Council
Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen
Sound editor/designer and Nature sound recordist Independent
Ricardo Arbiza
Doctoral Candidate NYU, Steinhardt School fo Music
Alfredo Ardia
Artist Independent
Vivianne Asturizaga
Doctoral Candidate, Ethnomusicology Florida State University
Leah Barclay PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Jonathan Beever
Associate Professor of Ethics and Digital Culture in the Department of Philosophy University of Central Florida/UCF Center for Ethics
Alex Braidwood
President World Listening Project
Jesse Budel PhD
Adjunct Fellow Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide
Matthew Burtner
Chair and Eleanor Shea Professor of Music University of Virginia
Nicole L Carroll PhD
Lecturer in Digital Composition University of Newcastle
Darren Copeland
Darren Copeland
Founder & Artistic Director New Adventures in Sound Art
Vivienne "Viv" Corringham
Artist Independent
Shinya Daimon PhD
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Sociology Kansai University
Alvaro G Diaz-Rodriguez PhD
Alvaro G Diaz-Rodriguez PhD
Professor, Faculty of Arts Autonomous University of Baja California.
Teresa Díaz de Cossio Sánchez
Teresa Díaz de Cossio Sánchez
Fellow International Institute
Kristine Diekman
Emeritus Professor, Art, Media & Design Department California State University
Jascha I Dormann
Artist Independent
Juan C Duarte Regino
Artist Independent
Chad Eby
Assistant Professor University of Kentucky
Rachel Epp Buller PhD
Professor of Visual Arts and Design, Author Bethel College
Sarah Eyerly
Associate Professor and Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology Florida State University
Sabine Feisst PhD
Evelyn Smith Professor of Musicology (School of Music), Senior Sustainability Scholar (Global Institute of Sustainability), and Arizona State University
Lindsey French
Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance Regina University
Ivy Fu
Research Assistant Oberlin Conservatory
Kate Galloway PhD
Kate Galloway PhD
Associate Professor, Music, Electronic Arts, and Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jonathan (Jonny) Gayle Farrow
Assistant Professor of Art+Design Troy University
Lewis Gittus
Doctoral Candidate Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Susie Green
Artist Independent
Casaba Hajnoczy
Casaba Hajnoczy
Assistant Professor Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Deirdre Harrison CFRE
Principal/Artistic Director Big Dipper Projects/The Lucky Trikes
Kozo Hiramatsu
Kozo Hiramatsu
Architect, Author Independent
Lauren Knight
Doctoral Candidate University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
Henry Koch
Artist, Researcher Independent
Jelger Kroese
Tutor University of Amsterdam's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Eric Leonardson
Associate Professor, Adjunct School of the Art Institute
Ivo Louro
Doctoral Candidate NOVA School of Science and Technology, nteruniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology
Tristan Louth-Robins
Artist, Researcher Independent
Stephanie Loveless
Lecturer/Director Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Arts/Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Perri Lynch Howard
Captain Velocity Made Good
Marcus Maeder
Marcus Maeder
Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Systems Science ETH Zürich
James Maher
James Maher
Composer Independent
Theofanis Maragkos
Doctoral Candidate Ionian University, Department of Music
Federico Martusciello
Composer, researcher Independent
Maya McCollum
Maya McCollum
TIMARA and Studio Art Major Oberlin College and Conservatory
Robin McGinley PhD
Robin McGinley PhD
Chair of Programme and Course Leader for the International MA in Curating Art Stockholm University/
Gurkan Maruf Mihci PhD
Associate Professor Herron School of Art + Design
Liz Miller
Liz Miller
Doctoral Candidate Royal College of Art, School of Arts and Humanities
Veronica Mockler
Doctoral Candidate Concordia University, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Soundwalk with Lady Eve

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Eve Payor

Occupancy: 3 / 30

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