The Language of the Listening Body facilitated an intensive investigation of listening and moving in the urban soundscape and ecology through a two-week studio process with a core group of invited dance artists as collaborator-participants. The primary goal of the residency was to support an active, physical experience of the urban soundscape among participants and the general public. From their respective disciplines of dance and sound, collaborators Mohr and Nagai investigated a process that integrated auditory and kinetic awareness practices as the basis for experiencing the urban environment. The residency investigated how listening and moving interact and transform each other in distinctly different acoustic environments in New York City. A number of noteworthy special guests participated in the residency, including Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros and Barbara Dilley, originator of the practice of Contemplative Movement. Several specialists in the environmental field served as consultants including Arline Bronzaft (Mayor’s Council on the Environment, Noise Commission); and E.J. McAdams (NYC Audubon).