Our Mission

In the spirit of education and awareness, CASE aims to create a large and imaginative variety of contexts that encourage:

a) listening to the soundscape;
b) the sharpening of aural awareness;
c) a deepening of listeners’ understanding of sounds and their meanings.

These contexts shall include public events such as soundwalks, listening workshops, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, and concerts.

CASE is especially concerned with educating people about all aspects of environmental sound and listening. Through its publishing and distribution efforts, CASE shall create a framework for soundscape ecology programs in both public & independent school system across Canada.

As a multidisciplinary organization, CASE encourages and supports research into the aesthetic, ecological, philosophical, sociological and cultural aspects of the sonic environment. A special emphasis of research is placed upon sound ecology in Canada.

Primary areas of research are to include:

a) documenting the historical changes (morphology) in the regional and national soundscapes of Canada.

b) studying different attitudes towards noise and silence in regions throughout Canada.

c) monitoring and evaluating the impact of human and technological intervention on specific acoustic environments. Of particular interest is the ever increasing presence of electroacoustic media (radio, TV, background and foreground music), in both rural and urban soundscapes.

d) developing innovative approaches to re-designing the sonic environment, based on models devised by sound designers in Canada and
other parts of the world (France, Germany, Japan).

CASE encourages the publication and distribution of research in the form of books, brochures, audio recordings, educational CD-Roms, radio and television documentaries, websites, public exhibits, and presentations at international conferences and festivals on the subject of sound and environment.