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Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

This soundwalk, led by artist and educator Eric Leonardson, will focus on night sounds around the Wauconda Area Library — a blend of forest and wetland soundscapes.

Night Out In The Parks – Chicago Soundwalk Series Starts, June 23–25

Join your neighbors in soundwalks with teaching artists and scientists 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 […]

Sound at the Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site: A Report

Pullman MSAE soundwalk & Chicago Phonography performance
Pullman MSAE soundwalk & Chicago Phonography performance slideshow by Eric Leonardson

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 afternoon with a soundwalk which was followed an indoor spoken word performance by Chicago Phonography.

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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.

2014 Year-in-Review

MSAE 2014 year-in-review, plus what’s ahead in 2015. We hope this New Year has started off well as we take time to reflect and take note of our activities and prospects. Happily, the MSAE had an extremely productive 2014. Highlights of the year and into […]

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

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.

Adopt-a-Beach™ Outdoor Family Event – Saturday, September 20

Go Outside! Evanston join Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Norman Long in family-friendly activities for all ages, Saturday morning, September 20 at Dempster-Greenwood Beach.

Join us for a meeting of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

3-5pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013

Performance by Jay Needham

 

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Experimental Sound Studio
5925 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
www.experimentalsoundstudio.org

Admission free to MSAE members and public

Jay Needham performs This is a Recording, a work for radio and video.

About This is a Recording, Needham writes:

My interest in creating This is a Recording is to recall radio as an instrument of memory, one that is capable of creating historical imaginaries where technologies and the desire to document stories unite. This is a Recording is also a work for video, a reflection on the process of adding to and being a part of historical records. The two works are performed live with a unique mixture of antique sound apparatus, micro-radio transmissions and video projection.

Jay Needham is an artist, radio producer, composer, Professor in the Department of Mass Communications, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and President of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE). Visit his website for full bio, listen to his sound works, and recent news at www.jayneedham.net

MSAE founder and World Forum for Acoustic Ecology President/ASAE Representative, Eric Leonardson will provide an introduction and brief report on national and international activities in the field. The program will conclude with ample time for questions and answers with Needham and anyone interested the activities of the MSAE. If you are on Facebook join our event.

Happy 2013! Announcing New Members, Journal, Honors & Awards

A lot of things are happening in the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, here’s a list that includes some things you can do.