Wagstaff, Gregg

1999

What is Acoustic Ecology's 'Ecology'?

Journal of Electroacoustic Music: Vol. 12. London: Sonic Arts Network: 16-19.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Acoustic Ecology

Abstract:

In this article, following the regeneration of the World Forum For Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) in 1998, the author highlights the growing sense of uneasiness with the term acoustic ecology, in particular the extent to which the movement is truly an ecological movement. He argues that in order for the WFAE to make a useful contribution to the ecological agenda, in terms of its practical, theoretical and political concerns, a clarification, if not re-definition of its ’ecology’ is required.