What are we?

Ear to the Earth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New York City.



Our mission is to create an interactive and dynamic global network of artists, activists, and public to share and exchange ideas, music, art, and information that relates to our natural and cultural environments.



These are the ways in which we are accomplishing our mission:

1. Learning and sharing. In "This is Our Neighborhood," we learn how people live in neighborhoods throughout the world and we share what we learn by composing performances and creating media.

2. Events. We organize events and collaborate with partner organizations in producing or promoting "GetTogethers", concerts, festivals, and installations that bring people together.

3. Global communication. We communicate what we do, and what our members, partners, and activists do, through our website, email, social media, videos, ebooks, and realtime conversation via the internet.



Ear to the Earth came alive on October 6, 2006, as a program of Electronic Music Foundation. The opening words, said at the start of our first festival in New York City, were by Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Recounting her research, she presented evidence that the environmental changes taking place on the planet were not ordinary and not part of a normal cycle ... More


The first festivals

To hear the sounds and see the images of the first group of festivals, produced by Electronic Music Foundation between 2006 and 2013 ... Go here



Who are we?

Who are these people? Go here


Board of Directors

Joel Chadabe, Founder, President
    Website, Editor
Tom Beyer, Vice President
    Media, Distributed Performance
Leah Barclay, Vice President
Agnieszka Roginska, Secretary
William Blakeney
Ricardo Dal Farra
Bernie Krause



Balance / Unbalance
One Earth Conservation
Rainforest Partnership
World Music Institute



Lise Brenner
Garth Paine
Maryann Perrone
    Project Director
    'This is our neighborhood'
Carla Scaletti
    Website, Associate Editor
Madeleine Shapiro