exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

Discover Chicago’s SUMMER SOUNDSCAPES Break away from your daily routine. Renew your sense of place through mindfulness walks & listening in the parks. Join your neighbors in soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching […]

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 […]

Classroom Acoustical Environments and Student Achievement – May 29

6:00pm Thursday, May 29

Join Ravenswood Elementary School and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) for the presentation, “Effects of Classroom Acoustical Environments on Student Achievement” by Lauren M. Ronsse, PhD.

Ravenswood Elementary School, 4332 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60613

Admission is free to the public.

Dr. Lauren Ronsse is a Assistant Professor of Acoustics in the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department at Columbia College Chicago. Eric Leonardson will introduce the meeting and moderate the discussion. Leonardson is an artist, MSAE founder, Director of the World Listening Project, President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sound transmission and reception is an essential aspect of communication and the environment. Among the outcomes of this meeting will be a discussion on how building design and construction affect quality of teaching and learning. Improved acoustic environments will benefit both children and adults. Our discussion aims to find ways to improve upon existing building structures, while creating effective strategies and opportunities for the future of acoustical design and architecture.
Click to Save Link to the MSAE Ravenswood Elementary flyer

Spring 2012 Recordists Campout [RCO_2012]

May 25-27, Spring 2012 Recordists Campout at Crex Meadows, Wisconsin Contact: Paul Dickinson pd@goshyes.com, Ron Danielson type@uwm.edu, or Rich Peet richpeet@comcast.net Each year since 2003, a group of ten to twenty people has gathered for the purposes of sharing and recording natural sounds. The group […]

MSAE Celebrates Douglas Center Silver Anniversary, Saturday June 25

Enjoy the natural beauty of Miller Woods. Celebrate families, soundscape, and education from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and honor the 25th anniversary of the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education and “Leave No Child Inside” month.

World Listening Day

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

You are invited to participate in the first World Listening Day, which happens on Sunday, July 18, 2010. The purposes of World Listening Day are:

  • to celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology;
  • to raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography;
  • and to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices.

World Listening Day is being organized by the World Listening Project (WLP), in partnership with the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). July 18 was chosen as the date for World Listening Day because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. The World Soundscape Project, which Schafer directed, is an important organization which has inspired a lot of activity in this field, and his book The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World helped to define many of the terms and background behind the acoustic ecology movement.WLP and MSAE invite you to participate in World Listening Day.

Here are several possibilities-

  • You can organize a soundwalk or a listening party when people play field recordings.
  • You can organize a performance event that involves field recordings and other artistic expressions that explore our soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment.
  • You can participate in a private / solitary way, by paying attention to your soundscape.
  • You can facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic.
  • You can contact organizations that are participating in World Listening Day, to see if you can get involved that way.

If you would like to participate in World Listening Day, please email worldlistening@gmail.com, and be sure to include World Listening Day in the subject line.

World Listening Day includes the following organizations, projects, and individuals:

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Soundwalk at Chicago Center for Green Technology on April 17

Experience nature in the city 10 a.m., Saturday at the Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. (between Lake St. and Chicago Ave.), Chicago, IL 60612 Contact: Dan Godston at dgodston@gmail.com, or call 312-543-7027 You are invited to join members of the Midwest […]