About us

These are the people who are leading Ear to the Earth to a new level of global activity.


Board of Directors

JOEL CHADABE, founder and president, has a strong background in innovative organizations and new ideas in music. In addition to Ear to the Earth, he recently founded Intelligent Arts, an electronic publication company. He has performed worldwide; written extensively; and received grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, and other organizations. He is currently adjunct faculty at New York University.
TOM BEYER, vice-president, has had a wide-ranging music career with interests in percussion, software and hardware design, and uses of technology. He has particular expertise in distributed performances, with players in different stations throughout the world. Co-founder of International Composers & Interactive Artists, he is currently Chief Systems Engineer for the Music Technology Program, Network Administrator, and adjunct music faculty at NYU Steinhardt.
LEAH BARCLAY, PhD, vice-president, pursues a dynamic career as artist and researcher. She is currently artist-in-residence at the Australian Rivers Institute investigating the possibilities of aquatic bioacoustics, president of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and founder of Biosphere Soundscapes, a large-scale project exploring the soundscapes of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves throughout the world.
WILLIAM BLAKENEY, lawyer based in Toronto, Canada, partner at Blakeney Henneberry Murphy & Galligan, has an extensive background in professional liability work. He has represented film and television productions, publishers, musical instrument manufacturers, record labels, recording studios and concert promotion companies in errors and omissions matters. He is a specialist in marine and environmental law.
AGNIESZKA ROGINSKA, PhD, board member, researches sound to create accurate simulations of acoustic spaces. She has directed research in audio simulation and spatialization with grants from government agencies, research centers, and universities, including an award from the U.S. Army to study acoustic direction finding for soldiers. She is currently a faculty member at NYU Steinhardt in New York City.
BERNIE KRAUSE, PhD, is well-known for documenting and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small. He defined the concept of biophony and he was a key figure in implementing natural soundscapes as a resource for the U. S. National Park Service. His recent book, The Great Animal Orchestra, published by Little Brown in 2012, has been translated into 7 languages.
RICARDO DAL FARRA, PhD, board member, has founded or played an important role in many organizations, among them CEIArtE (Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas) in Argentina; Hexagram, a technology consortium in Canada; and Balance/Unbalance, an annual international conference on the climate. He is currently a faculty member at Concordia University, Montreal.