Two recent articles about soundscapes that caught my attention:

John Cage Recital? Take the A Train (NYTimes, Aug 8, 2012, though published in the Sunday, Aug 12 Arts Section of the printed newspaper) – this is beautiful evocation of how Cage can teach us to appreciate our soundscapes, how magical the world around us is (if only we paid attention)

Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller and the Power of Sound (NYTimes, July 26, 2012, but published in the NYTimes Sunday Magazine on July 29th) – these folks are amazing! Wish I could experience some of their work (see review of The Murder of Crows at the Park Ave. Armory in NYC)

(Added 8/27):

Listen to the Soundscape (NYTimes, July 28, 2012, pretty sure appeared in the print edition on Sunday, July 29th in the “Week in Review” section) – a good introduction to acoustic ecology