exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

American Society for Acoustic Ecology

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, […]

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.

Join us for a meeting of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

Jay Needham performs This is a Recording, a work for radio and video.

World Listening Day at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education

Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate World Listening Day at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. MSAE member and School of the Art Institute of Chicago instructor Monica Ryan will lead a soundwalk in […]

World Listening Day, July 18, 2013

World Listening Day has been happening annually on July 18, since 2010, and the fourth annual World Listening Day happens on Thursday, July 18. The purposes of World Listening Day are: ·      To celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around […]

New England Forum for Acoustic Ecology Presents Eric Leonardson

The New England Forum for Acoustic Ecology (NEFAE) present talks, a reception, and concert featuring special guest Eric Leonardson and members of NEFAE. Leonardson is the founder and member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.

Happy 2013! Announcing New Members, Journal, Honors & Awards

A lot of things are happening in the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, here’s a list that includes some things you can do.

WSIU to Host Fall Soundwalk on Tuesday, October 23

WSIU to Host Fall Soundwalk on Tuesday, October 23 for the general public with the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology. Dave Armstrong, host of the WSIU Radio program Sounds Like Radio, will lead the soundwalk, which is being presented in association with the SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts’ Imagined Geographies Initiative.

Invitation to Improvisation: Water Music

This musical series responds to and highlights Chicago’s location next to water. From compositions and scores involving multiple performers to solo performances, this series highlights music that reflects, reacts to, or personifies the sounds of water. Essential to existence yet abundant, water is both profoundly symbolic and an elemental material. The performances – sited near water – draw metaphorically and/or actually from the sounds of water.