More resources will be added as we continue the project.

Decolonizing the Music Room – An essential site of information, discussions, and resources.
Creative Music Ed Blog – Games/exercises and posts about creative/critical music education.

Livable Soundscape Toolkit – Dr. Milena Droumeva and the research team at SFU
Citizen DJ – Library of Congress Project by Brian Foo (brought to my attention by Michael Jameer)
The Infinite Drum Machine (brought to my attention by Michael Jameer)
Canadian New Music Network Creative Music in Education Resource
Massey Hall Sound Museum
BBC sound effects archive
Binghampton Historical Soundwalk Project
Sound Map of Mexico
Sounds of the Forest (world sound map)
World Listening Project
Sound and Health – 99% invisible podcast episode
The Last Sound – Invisibilia podcast episode
Audio of some sound and listening exercises and practices (Oliveros, Schafer, Augusto Boal, and more)

Pauline Oliveros (books and scores can be ordered from

Oliveros, P. (2005) Deep listening: A composer’s sound practice. New York: iUniverse, Inc.

Oliveros, P. (2013) Anthology of text scores. New York: iUniverse, Inc.

Oliveros, P. & Krueger, T. (2016).  A composer’s practice.  Digital Creativity, 27(4).282-287.

R. Murray Schafer (book and scores can be ordered from

Schafer, R. M. (1977). The tuning of the world. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd.

Schafer, R. M. (1992).  A Sound Education. Indian River, ON: Arcana Editions.

Schafer, R.M. (1993). The thinking ear. Indian River, ON: Arcana Editions.

Schafer. R. M. (2005).  HearSing. Indian River, ON: Arcana Editions.

Bing, bang, boom – A short documentary about Schafer teaching grade 7 students

Listen – A short, fairly recent film of Schafer at his farm

Critical research on Sound and Listening (most certainly not exhaustive)

Ceraso, S. (2018). Sounding composition: Multimodal pedagogies for embodied listening. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Desiderio, M. (2017).  Sound map: Listening as a reading tool for [re]recognition and  interaction with school space.  Canadian music educator, 58 (2), 17-24.

Diamond, B. (2016). Resisting Containment.  In D. Robinson & K. Martin.  Arts of engagement: Taking aesthetic action in and beyond the truth and reconciliation commission of Canada.  Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

Eshun, K. (1998). More brilliant than the sun: Adventures in sonic-fiction.  London: Quartet Books.

Gaztambide-Fernández, R. (2013). Why the arts don’t do anything: Toward a new vision for cultural production. Harvard education review, 83(1), 211-236.

Goodman, S. (2010). Sonic warfare: Sound, affect and ecology of fear.  Cambridge: The MIT Press.

James, R. (2019). The sonic episteme: Acoustic resonance, neoliberalism, and biopolitics. Durham: Duke University Press.

Recharte, M. (2019). De-centering Music: A “sound education.” Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 18(1), 68–88.

Robinson, D. (2014).  Feeling reconciliation, remaining settled.  In E. Hurley (Ed.), Theatres of affect (275-306).  Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press.

Robinson, D. (2020). Hungry listening: Resonant theory for Indigenous sound studies. University of Minnesota Press.

Taylor, A. (2020, January 27th). The right to listen. New Yorker. Retrieved from

Wong, D. (2014).  Sound, silence music: Power. Ethnomusicology 58, 2 (Spring/Summer 2014). 347-353.