exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

Tag: Lake Michigan

June 21, Play Stones/Water/Time/Breath on Make Music Day

June 21, Play Stones/Water/Time/Breath on Make Music Day

Join us at sunrise on Make Music Day in a public, participatory performance of Dean Rosenthal: Stones/Water/Time/Breath led by MSAE founder Eric Leonardson

Report: World Listening Day 2015 Soundwalk at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Report, photos, and audio by Christopher Preissing On Saturday, July 18 (World Listening Day 2015), Dan Godston led a soundwalk at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Trail. In spite of predictions for extremely hot and humid temperatures, nine hearty listeners braved the heat on what […]

Soundwalk at Douglas Center, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

soundwalkers in Miller Woods
Soundwalk at Miller Woods, May 2014

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 the symphony of sounds of nature and humans will be shared. This year’s World Listening Day theme is “H2O.” Water is essential for all life. Without it our soundscapes and life disappear.

WLD2015 H2O
Click to Join Our July 18 Event on Facebook

This day is open house at the Douglas Center. Following our soundwalk, local artist Marsha Browne will be leading a “Landscapes of Miller Woods” drawing project. You are invited to stay and participate.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

Save the June-Aug 2015 flyer to learn about this summer’s activities at the Douglas Center in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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 […]

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
Articular Facet: Ryan Dunn, Jeff Kowalkowski
Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Jesse Malmed
William Jason Raynovich

MSAE Member, Eric Leonardson is the “Acoustic Ecology MC”

Organized by 6018NORTH

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.

Soundwalk in the Dunes – Saturday, May 24

1:00 PM May 24, 2014 Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 100 N. Lake Street in Gary, Indiana Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology as they teach visitors to listen to the symphony of sounds of nature […]

Sounds from Water Music on Soundcloud

Water Music, Sunday, September 30, 2012

Water Music on the Beach – compositions and scores that reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water, presented by 6018North.

a.pe.ri.od.ic
is a Chicago-based ensemble led by Nomi Epstein featuring post-Cagean notated, experimental music. Repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration.

James Tenney, Swell Piece, 1967
Dedicated to Alison Knowles

Recorded at Berger Park beach in Chicago, IL with Sony PCM-10 by Chad Clark.

MSAE’s announcement

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.