ID 36_11 “PAPER SUBMITTED TO ICSV27”
27 Aug , 2021 - Papers
Paper submitted to ICSV27 Congress: “THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOUND: WORLD WILD PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES”
Sergio Luzzi, Raffaella Bellomini, Chiara Bartalucci, Sara Delle Macchie
Abstract: Sound plays an important role in the enjoyment of landscapes as well as in all human activities included education and it is also an essential part of communication between humans, in the form of speech and listening, creative sounds and music. The International Year of Sound (IYS) is a global initiative under the UNESCO Charter of Sound No. 39C/59. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of sound and the related sciences and technologies in the society and the world, considering landscape aspects and noise control in nature, in the built environment and in workplaces. IYS 2020-21 includes activities organized at the regional, national and international level by the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA). Among them there is a competition for students from around the world on the theme of “My World of Sounds”. In particular, primary and middle school students are asked to produce drawings, images, patchwork, collages and similar related to their world of sounds, while high school students are asked to write a verse of the song entitled “We are the sounds of our world”, inspired by the melody and refrain of the latter. Moreover, several events such as conferences, seminars, workshops but also performances, exhibitions had been included in the program of national IYS initiatives, as long as they are consistent with the message of the initiative. Due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, only few initiatives took place, nevertheless some international projects have
been carried on. In this paper a general updated overview on activities organised in the frame of the IYS is given and the state of implementation of some projects connected with IYS are shown.
Keywords: International Year of Sound, UNESCO, worldwide activities, LIFE projects