Active Listening via Soundwalks

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Aaron S. Allen, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director, Environment & Sustainability Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Composer and soundscape artist/scholar Hildegard Westerkamp (1974/2001) defines a soundwalk as “any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment.” I would add that only slightly secondary purposes are listening to one’s self and one’s fellow humans. Most importantly, however, soundwalks encourage active listening.

Additional Information

Ecomusicology Newsletter II, no. 2 (2013): 14-15
Language: English
Date: 2013
ecomusicology, soundwalks, active listening, pedagogy, teaching

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