CASE has been doing member meetings for the last few years as a way to get to know each others’ work in acoustic ecology. This time we’ve invited writer and biologist David George Haskell to join us for a conversation in and around his most recent book ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’. I first met David at the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology’s Listening Pasts – Listening Futures conference in March 2023 in Florida, where we both keynotes and participated on a panel. CASE is honoured David share his vast knowledge of acoustic ecology and hope you join us live on September 13 or listen to the recording afterwards.
Claude Schryer, chair, CASE
Invitation to all CASE members
CASE is honoured to host writer and biologist David George Haskell as guest presenter at next CASE Member Meeting, “Sounds Wild and Broken,” Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT (11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT)
David will talk about his work and answer questions. If you haven’t yet had opportunity to read his book ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’ you have an amazing treat to look forward to — words and ideas by a scientist, passionate activist, listener, observer, as well as a writer par excellence whose lyric writing is compelling, extremely moving and potentially life-changing. Come with curiosity and questions.
To receive the Zoom link we invite you to join CASE (which is also open to non-Canadians interested in acoustic ecology in Canada).
Note: The session will be recorded and made available to CASE members.
David George Haskell, a prominent British/American biologist/sonic awareness writer, is author of the book ‘Sounds Wild and Broken’, which NYT describes as “a laureate for the earth … a glorious guide to the miracle of life’s sound.” This work has just been selected for the Acoustical Society of America’s 2023 Science Communication Award, Long-Form Print category, and is also Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2023, and Finalist for PEN America/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His previous books, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature and The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors help to describe his passionate, poetic work within environmental/sonic ecology studies. He is a Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.