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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

World Listening Day “Listening to the Ground” July 18, 2017

World Listening Day “Listening to the Ground” July 18, 2017

You are invited to participate in the seventh annual World Listening Day 2017, an annual global event held on July 18. This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground.” “Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we […]

April 27 & 28 Soundwalks For Sonified Sustainability

April 27 & 28 Soundwalks For Sonified Sustainability

On April 27 and 28 Midwest Society for Acoustic ecology founder and co-chair Eric Leonardson leads soundwalks as a guest of the Sonified Sustainability Festival at University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana.

The soundwalks will take place at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on April 27 and 28. The April 27 walks are at Meadowbrook Park and the April 28 walks are at Busey Woods.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. The walks are limited to 25 people each.

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Sound Art Installations for Ear Taxi Festival, October 5-10, Chicago

Alongside the adventuresome concerts, lectures, and artist receptions being presented at the first-ever Ear Taxi Festival, October 5-10, 2016, will be five innovative sound installations created by award-winning Chicago composers and mounted around the city throughout the Festival. These free and open-to-the-public installations incorporate video, […]

Nature on Tap! The Sounds of Summer – Music of the Night, September 7

September 7 at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Enjoy this once-a-month chance to explore the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum kid-free.

Call for Papers: Lend Me Your Ears!—Sound & Reception

For Volume 26 Leonardo Music Journal is “soliciting articles (papers of up to 3,000 words) and shorter statements (750–900 words) that address how we listen, how our reception of music and sound has changed, and the role technology has played in that process.”

Deadlines:

• 15 October 2015: Rough proposals (1–2 paragraphs)
• 2 January 2016: Submission of finished articles

Address proposals and inquiries to
Nicolas Collins, Editor in Chief, at:
ncollins@saic.edu

More information (download PDF) or visit Leonardo Music Journal.

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.

Feb. 15–18: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a newly global, annual event that happens annually and you’re invited to participate.

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

Invitation to Improvisation: Water Music

This musical series responds to and highlights Chicago’s location next to water. From compositions and scores involving multiple performers to solo performances, this series highlights music that reflects, reacts to, or personifies the sounds of water. Essential to existence yet abundant, water is both profoundly symbolic and an elemental material. The performances – sited near water – draw metaphorically and/or actually from the sounds of water.