Pacific West Coast Sound Collective

Pacific Forum for Acoustic Ecology

The Pacific Forum for Acoustic Ecology (PFAE) is a collective with a shared mission of advancing studies in sound and sound experience through activism, art, education, environmentalism, field recording, and other practices.
July 18th was World Listening Day 2021!
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Investigations into our sound environment

PFAE

Established in 2021, The Pacific Forum for Acoustic Ecology (PFAE) is a collective with a shared mission of advancing studies in sound and sound experience through activism, art, education, environmentalism, field recording, and other practices. The PFAE is a group on the North American Pacific Coast that supports investigation into the soundscape through considerations including perceptual, environmental, and cultural topics. We acknowledge the broad range of potential inquiries into sound studies, including but not limited to explorations in human-made and natural sounds, sound in architecture, sound designed to influence behavior, and sound outside human perception. In addition, we create opportunities for scientific and artistic research, community engagement, and education via workshops, writing, and public exhibitions. 

PFAE's efforts and activities include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Soundwalks
  • Radio/Podcasts
  • Sound Library

If you would like to learn more or get involved, please get in touch!

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