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May 14, 2012, 8:01:42 AM5/14/12
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For those of you who may not have seen this in the current WFAE
Newsletter, and are not subscribed to the Acoustic Ecology LISTSERV, I
am forwarding this announcement from Barry Truax.

Best regards,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barry Truax <tr...@sfu.ca>
Date: Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Subject: World Soundscape Project Database
To: acoustic-ecology <acoustic...@sfu.ca>

In case you missed the announcement in the current WFAE Newsletter:


The World Soundscape Project Database is an extensive online
collection of all audio and text documents associated with the work of
the WSP at Simon Fraser University since the 1970s. It includes
digitized versions of the entire WSP Tape Collection (from the 1970s,
1990s and 2010-11), Sound References in Literature, all of the
official and related publications of the WSP as pdf’s (many being out
of print or difficult to locate), lectures and interviews, as well as
Barry Truax’s HTML presentation materials dealing with a wide range of
topics including soundscape composition, electroacoustic music
techniques and the detailed documentation of 12 of his works.

It differs from the public website (www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio) by the
inclusion of all of the audio material and pdf’s. However, that
material is uncompressed and therefore very large soundfiles are often
involved which may be slow to audition or download. Those requiring
frequent access to this material are advised to arrange for a copy on
an external hard drive (minimum 250 Gb). Those mainly interested in
the print material and/or the audio files who have fast internet
service with up-to-date file handling are invited to use the guest
access to the Database by contacting Barry Truax (tr...@sfu.ca).
Efforts are underway to speed up access in future, but in the
meantime, we welcome patient users interested in this prototype

This project was co-ordinated by Barry Truax with the support of the
SSHRC, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at SFU, and
Prof. Philippe Pasquier of the School of Interactive Art and

Best regards
Website: www.sfu.ca/~truax

Eric Leonardson, President
American Society for Acoustic Ecology
Founder, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
Executive Director, World Listening Project
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