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Night Out In the Parks Chicago Soundwalk Series Continues in October & November

soundwalks with Chicago teaching artists

Join your neighbors in soundwalks with Chicago teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience in our sound environment as a listener and performer of your soundscape:

  • Saturday, October 29 3:30–5:00 pm Washington Park with Norman W. Long. Meet in the Sculpture Garden at DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place. View map

  • Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00-7:00 join us to walk with the Community Procession, celebrating Dia de Muertos with ElevArte Community Studio. After the procession, Amanda Gutiérrez* leads a soundwalk from 7:00–8:00 pm. Meet at Fieldhouse at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St. This is part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program.

Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks soundwalks series explores our relationship with all the sounds around us. Discover the sounds of the city’s life: people, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, and fish. Become a citizen scientist. For all ages—admission free.

A Soundwalk is…

…for everyone’s enjoyment and learning

…opening our ears to every sound in the environment

…a rare opportunity for listening in a social group

A Soundscape is…

…the experience of sound in your landscape

…always active and changing

…at times subtly affective and informative, but often unnoticed

…a natural resource, or a design made in sound


What is a soundwalk? from amanda gutierrez on Vimeo.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project again for more Night Out In The Parks activities this winter!

*Member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte.

Dates, times, instructors and/or programs are subject to change, please call 773-342-5012 for the most up-to-date information.

Soundwalks In the Parks is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series hosts over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 120 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.