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Birds, Bikes & Beer – Saturday, 9/16

Birds, Bikes & Beer – Saturday, 9/16

Soundwalk from 4pm – 5pm Big Marsh Park Park No. 564 11559 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL 60633 Norman W. Long (MSAE) and Sara Zalek (Butoh Chicago) will lead a soundwalk focusing on movement with nature. This performance/walk will deal with themes of repair, […]

Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance 2017

As part of Balance-Unbalance 2017, MSAE founder and co-chair, Eric Leonardson led “The Advances In Eco-Sensing and the Soundscape: A Virtual Panel” discussion. The panel was made up of Linda Keane, Norman Long, Amanda Gutierrez, Lindsey French and Leah Barclay. Advances In Eco-Sensing and the […]

Prairie In the Lake at Northerly Island with Anthony Janas | Sunday, August 13

Prairie In the Lake at Northerly Island with Anthony Janas | Sunday, August 13

Northerly By Night soundwalk with Anthony Janas. “Prairie In the Lake” reveals the world of unheard sounds just below the surface of our everyday lives. Using simple technologies for listening the aquatic world of fish, amphibians, and insects reveals an information rich sound environment.

Listening stations at Northerly Island will give you a chance to eavesdrop on the underwater sounds of Lake Michigan. Hear the waves crashing against the breakwalls, the propellers of boats entering the harbor, and other sounds from just below the surface.

You will also have the opportunity to record what you hear to share with friends and family.

8:00–10:00 PM

Address:
Northerly Island Park
1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Chicago IL 60605

 

Listen For Real Life Jiminy Crickets On Singing Insect Soundwalk – DNAinfo Chicago

Listen For Real Life Jiminy Crickets On Singing Insect Soundwalk – DNAinfo Chicago

Friday, July 28, 2017:  DNAINFO CHICAGO’S NORTH SIDE CORRESPONDENT, PATTY WELTI POSTED AN ARTICLE ABOUT MSAE’S SINGING INSECT MONITORING SOUNDWALK & TRAINING TODAY AT NORTH PARK VILLAGE NATURE CENTER, FROM 5:30PM – 8:00PM. PARTNERS INCLUDE INFERNO MOBILE RECORDING STUDIO AND THE CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT’S COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM. THANKS TO […]

“Tangles and Flows: Connective Listening” Soundwalk with Lindsey French, Sunday, August 6

“Tangles and Flows: Connective Listening” Soundwalk with Lindsey French, Sunday, August 6

Communication often focuses on the sender, but what is possible when we consider our role as a receiver? What kind of communication is sense-based? Drawing on biological modes of communication, visitors will be invited to engage in practices of active and sensual listening.

Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

3pm – 5pm
Big Marsh
11555 S. Stony Island
Chicago, IL 60633

Join teaching sound artists Norman W. Long and Sara Zalek on a soundwalk focusing on movement and nature. This event is brought to you by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Night Out In the Parks summer programming. Free for the public!

Please be mindful of marsh conditions and summer weather, you may need: long pants, water, sunscreen and non-toxic bug repellent.

+Norman W. Long info
+Sara Zalek info

Transportation Update:
+For those of you taking public transportation: we will provide a shuttle from the Stony Island Garage Terminal (and 103rd St.) at 2:45pm. Please email veronica@mwsae.org with any questions.
+For those of you driving: parking is off of Stony Island Ave.

We will meet at the parking lot before the soundwalk begins.

 

Many Sounds: Listening to Washington Park | Saturday, August 5th

Many Sounds: Listening to Washington Park | Saturday, August 5th

Join teaching sound artist Norman W. Long on a soundwalk. “Many Sounds: Listening to Washington Park” is dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks and Margaret Burroughs as part of their centennial celebrations this year.

Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

This soundwalk, led by artist and educator Eric Leonardson, will focus on night sounds around the Wauconda Area Library — a blend of forest and wetland soundscapes.

Singing Insect Monitoring Soundwalk & Training – Fri., July 28

Singing Insect Monitoring Soundwalk & Training – Fri., July 28

5:30pm – 8pm
North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60646

 

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology presents Soundwalks – quiet events leading groups to explore their relationship as listeners in the acoustic environment. This soundwalk will focus on singing insects and is a part of a training program hosted by the North Park Village Nature Center. Eric Leonardson will lead the group through listening exercises during a short soundwalk which will then be followed by a singing insect monitor training and a second soundwalk led by Dr. Carl Strang.

The Singing Insects monitoring program is a citizen science effort to familiarize people with common sounds of singing insects in the Chicago region, including grasshoppers, cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Building on Dr. Carl Strang’s work documenting species across 22 counties, the purpose of the project is to collect local baseline data and help people keep their ears perked for unusual insect calls each summer. Data collected is publicly available to anyone who wishes to use it, and walks are conducted informally site by site along a route prescribed by a surveyor.

For more information on the Singing Insect Monitoring Program or to learn how to get involved please contact: singinginsects@gmail.com

For more information on North Park Village Nature Center programming please call: (312) 744-5472

Field Recording Workshop Sat., July 8th

Field Recording Workshop Sat., July 8th

We have filled all of our spots! If you would like to be added to our waitlist please email veronica@mwsae.org. Thank you for your interest! We are thrilled to announce a very special opportunity for a field recording workshop in collaboration with Inferno Mobile Recording […]