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Night Out in The Parks – Chicago Soundwalk Series Continues in August

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 Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks soundwalks series explore our relationship the sounds around us. Discover the sounds of the city’s life: people, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, […]

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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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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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Proceedings of Invisible Places | Sounding Cities 2014

It is now possible to download the 812-page proceedings from the 2014 Invisible Places | Sounding Cities symposium at http://invisibleplaces.org/IP2014.pdf. A city is a place of diversities. Its rhythms are sometimes contrapuntal, sometimes synchronous. We live in a city of multiple destinations and routes—spaces populated by sounds, smells, gestures, visions, exchanges, encounters, and feelings. We […]

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Classroom Acoustical Environments and Student Achievement – May 29

Lauren Ronsse, PhD. presents “Effects of Classroom Acoustical Environments on Student Achievement”

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Steve Jones: Netsch Soundwalk Slideshow and Audio

Listen and look at Steve Jones’s November 12, 2001 Presentation and Soundwalk at UIC Behavioral Sciences Building: Steve Jones, Ph.D. – Walter Netsch: Education, Sound, Urban Space & Mobility Download Steve Jones’s slideshow for his talk: NetschSoundwalk2011 [PDF 1.3 MB] Listen to Alison Cuddy’s 1-minute feature for “Weekender” on WBEZ: WBEZ Weekender Nov 11, 2011 […]

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Mobile Media, Urban Spaces, and “Netsch” Soundwalk With Steve Jones

Steve Jones, UIC Distinguished Professor in Communication and MSAE member, will give a short presentation concerning mobile media, urban spaces and sound, followed by a “Netsch” soundwalk on the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

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October 2010 Announcements

Local meetings, radio broadcasts, exhibitions, soundwalks, membership news, and acoustic ecology-related events and resources for the month of October, 2010

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“Listening for the Future” 2010 ASAE Symposium and Retreat

The proceedings of “Listening for the Future” the American Society for Acoustic Ecology’s first-ever national symposium and retreat are to be published soon. Read a conference report published in the Sept/Oct WFAE Online Newsletter.

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ALERT: CHICAGO DESTROYS FIRST GROPIUS BUILDING

The destruction of Chicago’s Gropius architecture and Bauhaus legacy has begun. As reported here in August, the City of Chicago destroyed nearly all of the landscaping around the Michael Reese Hospital campus—the 37-acre site that was purchased by the city for construction of an Olympic Village in 2016. Members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic […]

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