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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 event 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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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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World Listening Day 2014 Soundwalk in the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park – Friday, July 18

6:00 pm, Friday, July 18

 

Lurie Gardens, Millennium Park

Lurie Gardens, Millennium Park

Join us on World Listening Day for a public soundwalk in Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden. This year’s theme is “Listen To You!”

Friday’s Soundwalk will be led by Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) members Matthew Griffin and Norman Long. Meet at 6:00 pm at the south end of Lurie Garden under the pedestrian bridge across the street from the Modern Wing of the Art Institute. Click for more information about the Lurie Garden and for a map of the Lurie Garden.

After enjoying the sounds of Lurie Garden and Millennium Park, join us for a reception at ARU studio space, located at 625 N Michigan Ave.

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World Listening Day 2014 At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Saturday, July 19

1:00 pm Saturday, July 19

 

Soundwalk at Miller Woods, May 2014

Soundwalk at Miller Woods, May 2014

Join us for a public soundwalk in Miller Woods for World Listening Day 2014. This year’s theme is “Listen To You!”

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) member Monica Ryan will open your senses to the soundscapes of the oak savannah and wetlands marsh in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, with its surrounding mix of wildlife habitat and steel industry.

Meet us on Saturday, July 19 at the Paul H. Douglas Environmental Education Center, 100 N Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403

In some places along the walk mosquitoes may be present and abundant. Wearing long sleeves and pants will help avoid bites. This event is free to public and supported by the U.S. National Park Service.

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Invitation to 2014 World Listening Day – “Listen To You!” – July 18

You are invited to participate in World Listening Day on July 18, 2014.

Our theme is “Listen To You!”WLP logo

  • How do you make yourself heard by others ?
  • How do you listen and what do you hear when you want to be unseen?
  • How might the sounds you produce adapt to your nearby environment?
  • What might a “listening ethic” be?
  • How might such an ethic apply to understanding the relationship between all living beings?

Please visit www.worldlisteningproject.org and help us get the word out. Since 2010 thousands people and organizations have observed and celebrated this annual event. This year promises to be another exciting time to learn out about all the dynamic ideas and approaches they have.

Participate in the 2014 World Listening Day by emailing worldlistening@gmail.com about your plans. Please be sure to include “World Listening Day” in the subject line or download the 2013 World Listening Day participation form here. Thanks!

 

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Classroom Acoustical Environments and Student Achievement – May 29

6:00pm Thursday, May 29

Join Ravenswood Elementary School and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) for the presentation, “Effects of Classroom Acoustical Environments on Student Achievement” by Lauren M. Ronsse, PhD.

Ravenswood Elementary School, 4332 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60613

Admission is free to the public.

Dr. Lauren Ronsse is a Assistant Professor of Acoustics in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department at Columbia College Chicago. Eric Leonardson will introduce the meeting and moderate the discussion. Leonardson is an artist, MSAE founder, Director of the World Listening Project, President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sound transmission and reception is an essential aspect of communication and the environment. Among the outcomes of this meeting will be a discussion on how building design and construction affect quality of teaching and learning. Improved acoustic environments will benefit both children and adults. Our discussion aims to find ways to improve upon existing building structures, while creating effective strategies and opportunities for the future of acoustical design and architecture.
Click to Save Link to the MSAE Ravenswood Elementary flyer

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Soundwalk in the Dunes – Saturday, May 24

1:00 PM May 24, 2014

Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 100 N. Lake Street in Gary, IndianaListening for the Future Soundwalk

Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology as they teach visitors to listen to the symphony of sounds of nature and humans in Miller Woods. This program begins at 1:00 pm Central Time inside the Douglas Center with listening tips and weather permitting, continues outdoors.

Travel between Chicago and Northwest Indiana is available on the South Shore Line. Visit www.nictd.com for schedules, fares, maps, and stations.

This program is part of the free Saturday open house programs at the Douglas Center. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact the park information desk at 219-395-1882.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov/indu.

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