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Spring Fest, June 10

Spring Fest A Celebration of Citizen Science and Stewardship Palmisano Park 2700 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Illinois June 10 5:30 to 9:00 PM Come out for a day of celebration in one of Chicago’s beautiful natural spaces! Learn to identify local birds and plants, listen to the sounds of nature, and soak in musical and […]

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Ecoacoustics Congress 2016, June 6-8

Ecoacoustics Congress 2016 Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan June 6-8, 2016 Presented by International Society of Ecoacoustics (ISE)   MSAE Co-chair, Eric Leonardson presents “Eco-sensing and the Soundscape,” on the pedagogy of sound and landscape the relationship between creative artists and scientists seems to have changed from an informative, […]

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Night Out In the Parks 2016

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology was honored to receive Chicago Park District award to support our 2016 Soundwalks In The Parks program for Night Out In the Parks. In partnership with the World Listening Project, we will lead a series of guided soundwalks, workshops and training sessions aimed at engaging multi-generational communities in their […]

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Ryerson Woods Soundwalk, March 20

Soundwalk Sunday, March 20 from 1 – 3pm Discover the sounds of Ryerson Woods with Eric Leonardson.

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“How To Soundwalk” Published on Landlines

In Part 1 of a two-part piece for Land Lines, the blog of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, MSAE founder and co-chair Eric Leonardson provides a “How-to” primer on his soundwalking practice. Leonardson writes, “As an ecological practice, soundwalking can be an entertainment or a method of inquiry, a call to action or a meditation. […]

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Sound at the Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site: A Report

October 2015 By Erik Summerville Borderbend Arts Collective, Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site, Outdoor Afro, and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) co-presented a multi-faceted community engagement sound event at Chicago’s Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site on Saturday, October 3rd.  Eric Leonardson, founder and co-chair of the MSAE, kicked off the […]

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Soundwalk in the Pullman Historic District

You’re invited to come to a soundwalk at the Pullman National Monument during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. This event is co-presented by the Pullman National Monument, Outdoor Afro, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Borderbend Arts Collective. It is also co-sponsored by Pullman Historic Site.

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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 stress and enhance. Instead of the negative role, I mentioned […]

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Soundwalk at Douglas Center, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

11am Saturday, July 18: Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology celebrating World Listening Day. Dan Godston, MSAE member and co-founder of the World Listening Project, leads a soundwalk starting at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.  Tips on listening to the symphony of sounds of nature and humans will be […]

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‘scapes Sound Walk in the West Loop

Saturday, June 13 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Chicago Artists Coalition 217 North Carpenter, Chicago As the final programmatic element to his ‘scapes BOLT exhibition, Norman W. Long (MSAE) will take participants on a sound walk of the West Loop. Long will retrace his field-recording walks in a different season with a decidedly different […]

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