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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

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 […]

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 2015 include:

  • Eric Leonardson led a soundwalk and Chicago Phonography performance at Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods on January 25, 2015. Performers included Todd Carter, Chad Clark, Ed Herrmann, Monica Ryan, and Chicago Wildsounds members Roni Jachowski, Matt Connor, and Lisa Kenny. Nearly 60 people participated in the soundwalk including many Ragdale artists-in-residence. Chicago Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman published an interview with Leonardson about the event on Monday, January 19. Nearly 60 people participated in the event.10620420_10153058263222002_6015118064643793497_o
  • Chicago Wildsounds is new and exciting acoustic ecology student group at DePaul University. We look forward to their upcoming public event “Rooted in Sound: A Night of Soundscapes,” at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the DePaul Art Museum. Please visit our website for details.
  • The American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) will lead a pre-conference Acoustic Ecology Recording Workshop for Balance-Unbalance 2015: Water, Climate and Place, Reimagining Environments. In the conference Eric Leonardson and Andrea Polli will lead a panel entitled Eco-sensing in Higher Education Curriculum. Panel Participants are Linda Keane (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Leah Barclay (UNESCO Biosphere Soundscapes project), Christopher Preissing (Independent Artist), Lindsay French (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Meredith Hoy (Arizona State University), Leonardson and Polli. Leonardson will also present his paper, Our Sonic Playground: A Model for Active Engagement in Urban Soundscapes.

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World Listening Day 2014 At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Saturday, July 19

1:00 pm Saturday, July 19   Join us for a public soundwalk in Miller Woods for World Listening Day 2014. This year’s theme is “Listen To You!” Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) member Monica Ryan will open your senses to the soundscapes of the […]

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 […]

Soundwalk at Miller Woods for Leave No Child Inside Month

Join us on Saturday, June 16 for a themed hike in the nature preserves of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We are partnering with the United Urban Network, The Field Museum, Chicago Wilderness, and Calumet Stewardship Initiative to lead a family-oriented “soundwalk” in Miller Woods for “Leave No Child Inside” month. Our event helps children of all ages to experience the audible side of nature, the vital and all-encompassing natural soundscape.

Monica Ryan leads childernOther groups will lead themed hikes starting at 9 AM. These lead up our soundwalk at 2 to 3 PM, the final event of the day. Our soundwalk begins at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N Lake Street Gary, IN 46403 (map).

Miller Woods is located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Commuter train transportation from Chicago and Northern Indiana to Miller Station: www.nictd.com/

Chicago Wilderness: http://www.chicagowilderness.org/News/2012/03/29/lncidouglascenter/

Leave No Child Inside: kidsoutside.info/

MSAE Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/345137865558901/

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit

Download the NPS program flyer: media/LNCI%206-16-12%20sm%20vers.pdf

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – City Creatures Project, May 26

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 […]

WLD 2011: Chicago Phonography and Nighttime Soundwalk on Miller Woods trail

Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate World Listening Day, as they host a Chicago Phonography performance followed by a Nighttime Soundwalk on Miller Woods trail. As the sun sets, enjoy the transformation of the […]

Photos from Douglas Center Celebration at Indiana Dunes, June 25, 2011

Photos from Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology led soundwalk and hands-on activities celebrating Douglas Center Silver Anniversary and “Leave No Child Inside” month, taken on Saturday, June 25, 2011. This free, family-oriented event brought together many local community groups and partnerships, all with fun and educational activities to enjoy.

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.