exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

Author: eleon

Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Here’s the hand-drawn map our soundwalkers made, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on 20 November, 2016, noting the various sounds heard on-site around Ryerson Cabin on the Des Plaines River. Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin […]

Video: Soundwalks in Chicago parks

Amanda Gutierrez produced this short video document of our soundwalks in Chicago parks, to help answer a frequently asked question, What is a soundwalk? The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Soundwalks In The Parks Series continues through October, November, and December. Please join us. These […]

Sound Art Installations for Ear Taxi Festival, October 5-10, Chicago

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Alongside the adventuresome concerts, lectures, and artist receptions being presented at the first-ever Ear Taxi Festival, October 5-10, 2016, will be five innovative sound installations created by award-winning Chicago composers and mounted around the city throughout the Festival. These free and open-to-the-public installations incorporate video, virtual reality and live performance.
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Call for Papers: Lend Me Your Ears!—Sound & Reception

“soliciting articles that address how we listen, how our reception of music and sound has changed, and the role technology has played in that process.”

Positive Sound Design in Urban Soundscapes – Chicago Tribune

This week, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin and I had a good chat about the positive role of sound in the design and experience of urban spaces. While noise problems at O’Hare Airport and Wrigley Field gain attention, we focused ways that sound reduces […]

Call for Participation: H2O Virtual Symposium

Call for Participation: H2O Virtual Symposium

WLD2015 H2OWorld Listening Day 2015 will include the World Listening Day H2O virtual symposium on July 17-18, hosted on WaterWheel, an electronic publication, and hundreds of events taking place across the globe.

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April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly

The April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly is now online. This issue focuses on of WFAE affiliate news; a tribute to Peter Grant; a call for papers for publication in Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, Balance-Unbalance 2015, and a summary of recent research projects.

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 […]

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.

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 […]