exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman W Long | November 25

Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman at Osaka Garden in Jackson Park, Chicago offers a free workshop in soundwalking and sound mapping.

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Please join us in thanking Christopher Preissing for his leadership and involvement during his term as Co-chair of the MSAE. Over the years, Chris has contributed his time and effort to growing the listening community at large, and has made an enduring impact on MSAE. Chris will continue as a valued member of the MSAE as he directs NON:op Open Opera Works, an art non-profit in Chicago.

We are grateful for all of your work and look forward to following and supporting all of your future endeavors that we are confident will be nothing short of successes!

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.

Sound map made by soundwalkers. Photo by Eric Leonardson.

Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin and back. Open Ryerson house to Ryerson cabin to view the route and photos taken along the path.

This soundwalk was led by me, Eric Leonardson with support from the Brushwood Center. As noted in the hand-drawn map shown in the photo above, among the sounds heard were small airplanes flying overhead, Sandhill Cranes, ducks (species unidentified), Flicker and another unidentified woodpecker, burbling water in the river, and our footsteps on dry leaves and mulch.

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

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, […]

Call for Papers: Lend Me Your Ears!—Sound & Reception

For Volume 26 Leonardo Music Journal is “soliciting articles (papers of up to 3,000 words) and shorter statements (750–900 words) that address how we listen, how our reception of music and sound has changed, and the role technology has played in that process.”

Deadlines:

• 15 October 2015: Rough proposals (1–2 paragraphs)
• 2 January 2016: Submission of finished articles

Address proposals and inquiries to
Nicolas Collins, Editor in Chief, at:
ncollins@saic.edu

More information (download PDF) or visit Leonardo Music Journal.

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 World 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.

April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 9.51.54 AMThe 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 […]