Join the Revolution July 18!

24 Hour Live Stream Program ~ Submit Media

Local Events ~ Invite Others to Attend

Personal Celebrations ~ Share Your Plans


Join the Revolution on July 18!!

The 11th annual World Listening Day, a free, global celebration of sound and listening, occurs across the planet over 24 hours on Sunday, July, 18, 2021.

Listeners of all kinds are invited to host and participate in three activity types:

  • 24-hour #WLD2021 streamed program hosted by the World Listening Projects. We invite you to submit audio and video works.*

  • Local events that are self-organized and led by groups or individuals for the public. Soundwalks, installations, workshops are examples. We will help promote and celebrate your activities on our platforms.

  • Personal celebrations. We invite you to share media and writing about private responses to the prompt of World Listening Day 2021: The Unquiet Earth.

*The 24-hour #WLD2021 stream program will be curated by the 2021 steering committee who will produce and host that event on Questions may directed to

About World Listening Day

The date of July 18 honors one of the early thought leaders in the realm of acoustic ecology, sound art and sound studies, Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer.

Each year a theme is created by someone with a deep connection to the act of listening. Lisbon-based film-maker, curator and researcher, Raquel Castro, created the theme for 2021. “The Unquiet Earth” is an invitation to reflect on and engage with the constant murmur of the Earth, sounds beyond the threshold of human hearing, to remind ourselves that we share this mysterious and awesome planet. Castro shares that, “Small, hidden, subterranean, aerial, underwater, infra and ultrasonic sounds, inaudible to the naked ear, can bring a new, potentially hopeful, perspective on the future of the planet and humanity. Listening as activism encourages us to question our attitudes as listeners as we aim to construct a more inclusive and empathetic new world. Join the unquiet revolution!”

Activities include soundwalks, installations, field recording and sound making workshops, privately streamed performances and an array of other artistic, scientific, activist, interdisciplinary and personal events and works calling participants to listen.

WLD2021 Jez riley French
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