International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


5 April 2020United States

Sounds of the Ocean

Oceans contain between 50-80% of all life on Earth.

Come gather virtually to experience the power of sound as a mindful practice. In these times of limited human interaction, it is essential to be connecting with our environment as much as possible. Take a break from life at home and bathe yourself in nourishing, loving sounds of whales and dolphins. In this offering, you will have the chance to sonically travel 3000ft beneath the Ocean’s surface and receive the medicine of whales and dolphins.

In the comfort of your own home, you are given the opportunity to relax for a 75minutes sound journey. We recommend using a high-quality pair of headphones to be fully immersed in the ocean soundscape. You will receive healing tones from instruments including melodic percussion, water drums, tibetan bowls, gongs, vocals and recordings of whales and dolphins from Monterey Bay, a natural underwater amphitheater in a National Marine Sanctuary.

Our intention is to use sound as a way to better understand ourselves, while supporting the planet which is at risk of increased shipping traffic and offshore drilling. We fundraise for non-profits focused on ocean clean-up and you will feel good knowing that your healing journey is supporting Ocean conservation.

This event is FREE and we are proud to be sharing it for the first time online. If you are inspired, please consider supporting our work by downloading our 21-minute sound journey available on Bandcamp.

Proceeds from this project will support The Ocean Foundation, the only community foundation for the Ocean. They have sponsored projects such as Ocean Conservation Research , a non-profit focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals. They engage in marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities, using the products of this research to inform the policies and practice of the public, industry, and lawmakers, so that we may all become stewards of the sea.

For more info, please visit:

Location: San Francisco

Organisation Responsible: Embodied Sounds

Contact: Joshua Miller, at


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