The World Soundscape Project

2019 Archive

The World Soundscape Project was established as an educational and research group at Simon Fraser University during the late sixties and early seventies. The original group of researchers included: R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp, Barry Truax, Howard Broomfield, Peter Huse and Bruce Davis. Their recordings were composed first of local tapes recorded in Vancouver, then in villages across Europe and on a tour across Canada. Over the decades, the catalogue of recordings continued to increase, including returning to the same sites to measure the difference in the soundscapes due to human development.


The Drowned World at Cinesphere

Guest curated by Charles Stankievech. During the Biennial, the Cinesphere becomes a world within a world, merging film and sound art with scent and changing atmospheric conditions. From cosmological origin stories, to a future in which civilization is extinct, The Drowned World contrasts deep time with the decline of global ecologies. The project’s title refers to J.G. […]


Ontario Place
MVS Proseminar, University of Toronto—John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design