exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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, recovery, and resilience. Norman and Sara will perform a duo of electronic music improvisation and movement as part of the soundwalk.

Our idea is to engage the community with a soundwalk. A soundwalk is a guided exploration of a site using listening focused skills. We will listen to how the site sounds, as we are moving through it. We believe that through listening we have a tool to define communities and ourselves. We can also use those tools to shape who we are and where we live. We will be listening for changes, interactions, conditions, weather, traffic, animals, insects, people, vehicles and other factors in what makes a place what it is. Our performances are an example of how we can creatively engage a soundscape through listening, movement, meditation, amplification, and improvisation.

*Please bring sun protection and water!