American Acoustic Ecology

The American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE)

The American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) functions as a dispensary and hub for all things to do with American acoustic ecology, with paid membership required for access the newest information. The ASAE is associated with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), making up part of the American contribution to the field.

The ASAE soundcloud page provides an opportunity for the community to share music they’ve made and listen to that of other users, as well as a forum which is updated with news and events by members regularly. Some areas, such as the forum are accessible without a membership, but others are not.

There is a large section dedicated to the board of directors of the ASAE and their work to provide a cross section of the research avenues the society covers.

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) functions much like the ASAE above but more specifically for the twelve states which make up the Midwestern United States, and functions as another part of the American contribution to the WFAE.

The forum provides links to public workshops and events as well as blogs and updating research to the Midwestern part of the United States.

Both the ASAE and the MSAE function as a conduit for the research and developed undertaken not only in the United States, but also on a global level through the WFAE but allow a more local-level distribution of this information, which will help to raise awareness by gathering more local or regional information and attempting to create material focussed on aspects relevant to global ecological research through a more detailed and defined local network.

The World Listening Project

The World Listening Project (WLP) is an organisation supported by the MSAE and ASAE that forms part of the larger chain that links the affiliates of the WFAE to the rest of the world and each other by keeping an open forum dedicated to educating about the research and artistic merits of the soundscape and environmental issues.

The WLP typically delivers information from all over the world and America to feed into the MSAE and ASAE with this global viewpoint, and is a not for profit organisation.

The WLP also provides extracts of work from various contributors via its SoundCloud page.