Community of Sound

Code of Conduct

Events at Community of Sound take place on the homeland of the Western Abenaki People. Let’s respect and protect “N’dakinna” — their land — while we are here.

The Community of Sound and its individual members pledge to provide a harassment free environment. The following Code of Conduct applies to all designated Community of Sound spaces both online and offline.

Harassment includes (not limited to):

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, are, race or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs and employment
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names or pronouns.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they are not appropriate.
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitements of violence toward any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including online activity for harassment purposes.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Patterns of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
  • Continuing one-on-one communication after a request to cease.
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.

All participants, members and non-members alike, are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Community of Sound Code of Conduct. If you are in our space, you will abide by our Code of Conduct.


If there is a violation of our Code of Conduct please report it to one of the charter members who will involve a second charter member. We have a zero tolerance policy and individuals who do not abide by our Code of Conduct will be removed from digital and physical spaces within our control.

Intellectual Property & Artistic Integrity

The Members of The Community of Sound will respect and protect the intellectual property rights by refraining from sharing or reproducing the work of another member without express permission from the creating member themselves.

The Community of Sound is an organization in which proper credit will be accurately and thoughtfully assigned to any person that contributes to the development of a project.

The Community of Sound commits to being accurate, honest and complete when portraying any performance, publication and/or release in any media and/or marketing material. Deliberate misrepresentation of the collective by a member might negatively affect the integrity of the collective.


For all people in the studio:

  • Smoking/vaping is prohibited inside and also within 50ft of the building.
  • Alcohol presence must follow the law. There are no “BYO” events at CoS.
  • All messes get cleaned up.
  • This is a functional workspace, items in this space are physically dangerous if you do not know what they are or how they work. Don’t touch or mess with things.
  • In general: be mindful of yourself, respect the people you encounter, honor the spirit of a space dedicated to the experience of sound.

Members of the Community of Sound are to be trained to use the instruments, hardware and software in the studio. If a member is unsure how to correctly operate a piece of equipment in the studio the member will pursue familiarity with the equipment before using it. Protocol will be developed over time to ensure the proper care of studio equipment.

Duplicating studio keys or giving keys to another party without the permission of the collective compromises the personal safety of the members and/or security of the collectives resources. Ben Mayock is the only member authorized to distribute keys.

Members of the Community of Sound are to be sensitive to the needs and restrictions of the other tenants of the building. Compromising our ability to keep the space will effectively compromise the collective as a whole.