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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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Soundwalk in the Pullman Historic District

You’re invited to come to a soundwalk at the Pullman National Monument during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. This event is co-presented by the Pullman National Monument, Outdoor Afro, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Borderbend Arts Collective. It is also co-sponsored by Pullman Historic Site.

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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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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.

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November meeting, Deborah Stratman’s “Sonic Warfare”

November’s Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology meeting features a special presentation by Chicago-based filmmaker and UIC professor, Deborah Stratman. The meeting will be held at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor, Chicago, IL

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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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Soundwalk in Bronzeville on September 12

join World Listening Project members in a soundwalk around the Michael Reese Hospital campus on Saturday, September 12

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A Soundwalk Idea for Chicago’s Bauhaus District by the Michael Reese Hospital Campus

MSAE member Dan Goston writes that the Michael Reese Hospital Campus is an unique piece of Chicago’s great architectural legacy located in its historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Tragically, and even absurdly, the MRH Campus faces what increasingly appears to be demolition by the City of Chicago in order to make for an uncertain future Olympic village. The Gropius in Chicago Coalition and other organizations is attempting to save the MRH. Dan concludes with a list of potential impacts that demolition will have upon the acoustic ecology of the city and region.

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