Noosa Biosphere Reserve, Australia, July 18, 2012
Biosphere Soundscapes launched on World Listening Day 2012 with a field-recording lab in the Noosa Biosphere followed by a forum at Noosa Regional Gallery featuring a panel of acclaimed composers and sound artists who will participate in the future project.
Joel Chadabe, President of Ear to the Earth in New York officially launched Biosphere Soundscapes followed by a presentation by Biosphere Soundscapes founding director Leah Barclay on the first phase of the project.
The panel involved short presentations from three of Australia’s leading sound artists; internationally acclaimed artist, author and performer Ros Bandt discussed interactive processes in environmental sound art, renowned composer Gerardo Dirié explored the value of listening and award winning Churchill Fellow Daniel Blinkhorn reflected on his recent expedition in the Arctic where he developed new strategies for composing with environmental sound. The launch will included an exclusive live performance with local Gubbi Gubbi artist Lyndon Davis, Ros Bandt and Leah Barclay .