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Sun., Jan. 25 Soundwalk and Performace at Brushwood Center

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Listen to the song of the Chickadee while walking in Ryerson Woods

Join us for a soundwalk at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods with a performance by Chicago Phonography.

1-3 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

 

Brushwood Center
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Program:

  • 1 p.m.: We walk through the Brushwood Gallery, listening to the interior soundscape of the Brushwood Center. Then we walk down a trail in the Ryerson Conservation Area, enjoying the winter soundscape. We walk into the Ryerson Woods’ Welcome Center, and then walk back to the Brushwood Center where we have a post-soundwalk discussion with hot chocolate.
  • 2 p.m.: Chicago Phonography performance

This event is free and open to the public, and co-presented with the World Listening Project.

Click here for directions to the Brushwood Center. For more info please email worldlistening@gmail.com.

Listen to past performances by Chicago Phonography on Soundcloud

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Saturday, January 24: Awards Anounced for Mixage Fou 80-Second Sound Competition

flyer_RECUS Coordinators of the Mixage Fou 80-Second Sound Competition will announce its winners in the festival •REC http://gaite-lyrique.net/festival/rec with Phonurgia Nova, France Culture, La Seminae du Son, and Mixage Fou on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Listen to the submissions at http://www.mixagefou.com/mixagefou2014/.

Saturday, January 24 8:30–10:00 p.m. CET/GMT +1 at Gaîté Lyrique (Paris).

If you want to follow us sign on : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mixage-fou-festival-rec-event from 20.30 CET (1:30 p.m. US Central) and follow the evening’s Mixage Fou.

Artists: Julien Belon, Roland Cahen, Collective Sound Checks, One Life Remains, Vianney Aubé, Haithem Bellil and streaming from Chicago with US Coordinators, Eric Leonardson and Christopher Preissing.

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In The Media: “Sound experts make art of the noise all around us” by Barbara Brotman

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Final hours for fundraising to complete In Pursuit of Silence

A fundraising campaign to complete ‘In Pursuit of Silence,’ a film directed by Patrick Shen ends today: Friday, November 7, 2014.

Please see a short video and more details about the project at http://kck.st/1vnGOxz

Leah Barclay suggested watching this for a better sense of how the director attends to sound http://vimeo.com/107939252.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InPursuitOfSilence

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2nd competition art! ⋈ climate

Sound Art Miniatures

CEIArtE – UNTREF

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre

Climate and Development Knowledge Network

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

More information: http://ceiarteuntref.edu.ar/art_climate_2014

The proposals should be focused on the following theme:

CATEGORY A: “Sea Level Rise”

CATEGORY B: “Zero poverty. Zero emissions. Within a generation” 

Special opportunity: Even if the final deadline to submit sound miniatures for this contest is February 1st of 2015, among the submissions received by midnight November 16th of 2014 – Buenos Aires time, two pieces (one from each category) will be selected and then announced and shared on December 7, in the context of the upcoming UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC COP, Lima, Peru), during the Development and Climate Days event.

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Mixage Fou Call for Submissions

Mixage Fou and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology invite you to participate in the
6th Annual Mixage Fou (Crazy Mix) Sound Bank and the 6th annual Mixage Fou International 80 Second Sound Competition.

Mixage FouThis call is in two parts:

Mixage Fou Chicago Sound Bank: Urban Wilderness

What is “wild” about life in the city? How does nature in the city sound? What sounds define a city’s identity? The MSAE invites you to submit original field recordings that reflect and reveal the diverse soundscapes of Chicago and vicinity. Materials submitted to the Sound Bank must be covered by a Creative Commons license as they may be used by participants of the International Sound Competition part of the call (see below). Recordings should be as high quality as possible and suitable for processing as source materials. Deadline for submission is September 27. Download the complete call for additional details.

Mixage Fou International 80 Second Sound Competition

Beginning on October 4 all sounds in the Mixage Fou Sound Bank (sounds from Chicago and from around the world) will be available for the creation of original sound pieces in the following categories: stereo, binaural (headphone 3D sound), surround 5.1, surround Auro 3D 9.1 (height consideration). All creative digital and analog sound techniques are allowed, but only sounds from the Sound Bank may be used. Works may be music compositions, sound narration, soundscapes, crazy mixes, etc. The duration is limited to 80 seconds. Sound compositions should be uploaded directly to www.mixagefou.com. The deadline for submission of original sound pieces is November 16. Download the complete call for additional details.

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Water Music on the Beach – Sunday, September 7

2-5 PM Sunday, September 7
At the beach next to The Waterfront Cafe, in Berger Park

This series of live performances responds to and highlights Chicago’s proximity to water. The compositions and scores – involving multiple performers and solo performances – reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water.

Artists include:

Alejandro Acierto
Simon Anderson
Articular Facet: Ryan Dunn, Jeff Kowalkowski
Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Jesse Malmed
William Jason Raynovich

MSAE Member, Eric Leonardson is the “Acoustic Ecology MC”

Organized by 6018NORTH

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BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference on electronic art & climate change

The next iteration of Balance-Unbalance happens March 27–29, 2015 at Arizona State University. The purpose of BunB is to promote novel forms of creativity to help solve environmental problems. This international conference focuses on water, climate, and place.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Notification of presenters: December 31, 2014

For conference details visit the BunB Call for Proposals.

Conference founder, Argentinian-born artist and scholar Ricardo Dal Farra, writes:

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Call for Participation: Nuit Blanche – Paris

Nuit BlancheMixage Fou invites all artists to create and disseminate sound experiments in the gym Marcel Cerdan and also celebrate the launch of Mixage Fou’s 6th edition. NUIT BLANCHE is October 4, 2014 from 19h to 3am at Gymnasium Marcel Cerdan 3 bis rue Eugène Oudiné 75013 Paris. The presentation rooms are: gym, boxing gym, dance hall. Submit artistic projects in performance, installation, live, experimental forms, multichannel soundscapes, etc. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2014. Click for more information and complete submission guidelines.

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Adopt-a-Beach™ Outdoor Family Event – Saturday, September 20

Listening activity with childernMSAE Joins Launch of “Go Outside, Evanston!”

Turn a day at the beach into a way to give back! Enjoy free outdoor activities, such as sand castle building, kid-friendly fishing, beach soccer, relay races, kayaking and paddle boarding, and fun with sound ecology. Be part of the world’s largest cleanup and join thousands of volunteers around the Great Lakes to care for our beaches during the annual September Adopt-a-Beach™ Outdoor Family Event. Children of all ages welcome.

Did you know that every environment has its own sound? Listening to the place where the lake meets land, what can we learn about the earth and lives of its animals and people? Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Norman W. Long as he leads a family-friendly sound-making and listening activity for participants of all ages.

Dempster-Greenwood Beach
Greenwood St. at the lakefront in Evanston, Illinois
Saturday, September 20th
9am – 12pm: Beach Cleanup (all ages)
10:30am – 12pm: Family Activities

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