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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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Chicago Wildsounds Presents “Rooted in Sound: A Night of Soundscapes” – Thursday, March 5

Chicago Wildsounds is proud to present “Rooted in Sound: A Night of Soundscapes” at DePaul Art Museum 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Featuring lecture by Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, one of today’s leading acoustic ecologists, and sound performances by Zach Moore and Owen Davis.

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In The Media: “Sound experts make art of the noise all around us” by Barbara Brotman

Sound experts make art of the noise all around us – Chicago Tribune… http://t.co/2sbgJ4PINK — MSAE (@MidwestSocAE) January 19, 2015

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Soundwalk and Performace at Brushwood Center – Sunday, January 25

All are invited to a soundwalk in Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL, followed by a performance by Chicago Phonography at the Brushwood Center, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015. This event is free and open to the public, and co-presented by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project.

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Water Music on the Beach – Sunday, September 7

2-5 PM Sunday, September 7 At the beach next to The Waterfront Cafe, in Berger Park This series of live performances responds to and highlights Chicago’s proximity to water. The compositions and scores – involving multiple performers and solo performances – reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water. Artists include: Alejandro Acierto Simon Anderson […]

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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.

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2011 Sound Art Theories Symposium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The 2011 Sound Art Theories Symposium happens November 5 and 6, in the Columbus Drive Auditorium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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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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Chicago Phonography at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art presents an installation and five performances by members of Chicago Phonography who take recorded ambient sounds from the urban environment and translate them into an engaging and continuous visual experience.


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