In Part 1 of a two-part piece for Land Lines, the blog of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, MSAE founder and co-chair Eric Leonardson provides a “How-to” primer on his soundwalking practice. Leonardson writes, “As an ecological practice, soundwalking can be an entertainment or a […]
7 PM, Wednesday September 21
.Columbia College, Basement, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago IL 60605
The Midwest Society Acoustic Ecology and Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics at Columbia College present Scott Bernstein, President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. His presentation, titled What If Sound Matters Too?: Revisiting the Potential for Healthy Soundscape will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Admission free.
Scott Bernstein is co-founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a 33 year-old Chicago-based national innovations center that promotes healthy and productive communities. CNT’s work applies geographic information to the redesign of urban and economic systems to help reveal, focus and better utilize local resources. CNT was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2009.
Re-post from The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) website:
The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) has a long history of support for Illinois’ individual artists. Until this year, the IAC Artist Fellowship Program had continuously provided fellowships to Illinois creative artists for more than 20 years. Illinois artists have also been supported through the Special Assistance, Ethnic & Folk Arts Master/Apprentice and Governor’s International Arts Exchange Programs. In addition, the Artstour Program and Arts-in-Education residencies have provided opportunities for artists to work as teaching artists and performers throughout Illinois. The IAC recognizes that individual artists are the keystone to the creation of art. The Council remains committed to individual artists despite diminishing resources.
Due to the steep reduction in the IAC’s operating budget for grants, several grant programs had to be suspended for FY2010 and others had to be greatly reduced. The limited funds available in FY2010 to provide direct support to individual artists forced the agency to suspend the Artists Fellowship and Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprenticeship Program and severely limit the availability of Special Assistance opportunities for artists. The Individual Artist Support (IAS) Initiative was developed to bridge the gap left by the suspension of these programs. (more…)
Soundwalks in East Garfield Park, at the Chicago Center for Green Technology and the Garfield Park Conservatory
You are invited to join the World Listening Project, during two soundwalks which happen in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday, August 1. During a soundwalk, people listen to and explore the sounds of their environment, using a score as a guide…facilitated by Dan Godston and Fereshteh Toosi; they are free and open to the public, all ages.