of UK Soundscape Community
Details on the launch to be confirmed
For sometime now there has been a loosely knit group of people in the UK concerned
with the Soundscape - the 'soundscapeuk' list has seen some discussion amongst
these people. At the Acoustic Ecology conference in Stockholm in 1998, there
were discussions about the creation of other affiliated groups to the the
World Forum for Acoutic Ecology (WFAE), the UK being one of these. The UK
Soundscape Community (UKSC) was formed with a view to focusing on soundscape
issues here and, in due course, with being affiliated to the WFAE.
The UK Soundscape Community (UKSC) aims to:
(i) establish itself as a network of individuals and local groups within the
United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland who are concerned with the sonic
(ii) encourage the formation of smaller, regionally based and community managed
soundscape groups through specific public and community projects.
(iii) establish and promote publicly recognised Sites of Sonic Interest or
Soundmarks over the UK and Republic of Ireland. (iv) promote research into
acoustics within the arts, natural and social sciences, in particular the
field of eco-acoustics / acoustic ecology
(v) collate & disseminate UK relevant information regarding all aspects of
the soundscape to its members and relevant parties. This will take the form
of a regular Newsletter, electronic discussion list (currently soundscapeUK)
and a WWW page.
(vi) Help establish and/or support regional soundscape archives within England,
Ireland, Scotland & Wales.
(vii) The UK Soundscape Community seeks to be affiliated to the World Forum
for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) so as to present the concerns and interests of
its members at an international level and to support the WFAE in its various