On April 6, 2017 Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W. Long, and Eric Leonardson provide a workshop on public engagement in urban soundscape awareness based on their recent experience collaborating in the Night Out In The Parks soundwalk series and The 606 Soundscape Project. All three are […]
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.
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 have a better a city experience with all the senses awakened. However, modern cities have been designed, built and determined by visual aesthetics. A strict regime of the visual limits the innately diverse ways we sense and communicate with our home and the world.
Invisible Places | Sounding Cities has two goals: a symposium on sound, urbanism and sense of place endorsed by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and an exhibition of artistic events that aims to bring art and science to the streets. It is integrated in Jardins Efémeros edition IV.—From the Foreword by Raquel Castro
Invisible Places | Sounding Cities took place July 18-20 in Viseu, Portugal. In addition to WFAE endorsement, the Mayor of Viseu – Câmara Municipal de Viseu, the annual Jardins Efémeros (Ephemeral Gardens) arts festival, and Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu, among others. Keynote speakers were Jean-Paul Thibaud, Brandon Labelle, and Salome Voegelin who explored an integrated, holistic approach to understanding and resolving current and future concerns in urban planning, architecture, and sound as a public art form. Francisco López was the featured artist. Exquisite sound installations and audio art works were integrated into the public spaces of Viseu, made available as the Sounding Cities complement to the symposium.
Sound Art Miniatures CEIArtE – UNTREF Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Climate and Development Knowledge Network International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Overseas Development Institute (ODI) More information: http://ceiarteuntref.edu.ar/art_climate_2014 The proposals should be focused on the following theme: CATEGORY A: “Sea Level Rise” CATEGORY B: […]
Two important events will take place in 2014, endorsed by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). Sound In the Land is a 4-day festival and conference happening June 5-9 at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Invisible Places | Sounding Cities is a 3-day symposium on sound, urbanism and sense of place happening on July 18-20 in Viseu, Portugal within the annual Jardins Efémeros (Ephemeral Gardens) arts festival.
Submissions and proposals for Sound In the Land will be accepted until March 15, 2014. The deadline for submissions (abstracts and audio works) for Invisible Places has been extended to March 31, 2014.
The Global Composition Conference on Sound, Media, and Environment is happening, July 25 – 28 at Hochschule Darmstadt in Dieburg, Germany. In the program, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology members Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson perform Chronography: Animal on Friday, July 27, in the Internationales […]
For the conference “The Global Composition” (July 25-28 in Darmstadt, Germany) the “Early Bird” registration deadline was extended until May 24, 2012. Take advantage of a reduced conference fee by registering at the latest by May 24: http://www.the-global-composition-2012.org/registration.html
MSAE is delighted to be partnering with Dave Aftandilian, ASAE member and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Texas Christian University and Gavin Van Horn, Regional Director, Center for Humans and Nature . Together, they are collaborating on The City Creatures Project. The City Creatures Project will be embarking on a day of discovery and inspired listening at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, May 26th. The soundwalk will be part of a writers’ and artists’ retreat, and is intended to help writers and artists themselves think about animals in new ways, by using other senses than sight. Their all-day workshop will be a private event but they have graciously invited the public to attend the sound walk portion from 11:00am-12:15pm that day.
This project is unique in its scope and includes a book and blog about human-animal relations in the city of Chicago. In the description of the project, Dave and Gavin write:
“Cities offer unique and underexplored opportunities for encountering the “wild” in the midst of our backyards. This book builds on the premise that scientific research is necessary but not sufficient to inform and shape public opinion and action in relation to the natural world. People must feel connected in order to develop the skills of attentiveness and caring, and the first step in helping people feel connected is educating them about who’s out there with whom they can be connected. The book’s primary focus will be on urban natural history, as a way of celebrating the city and making its unheralded creatures more visible…”
Eric Leonardson will be leading the walk in Miller Woods on Sat May 26 (public sound walk) 11:00am-12:15pm
Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake Street Gary, IN 46403 (map)
For those who are traveling to the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education from Chicago and other places in northern Indiana, the South Shore train is convenient, timely, and affordable. Disembark at Miller Station (map). A 15-minute walk north takes you to the Paul Douglas Center.
View the train schedule here: http://www.nictd.com
The deadline for artistic, scientific, and scholarly submissions to The Global Composition conference on Sound, Media, and Environment has been extended to March 30, 2012. For further details on this exciting opportunity on July 25–28 in Darmstadt, Germany please visit our previous post. Or, visit […]