exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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Chicago ‘Soundwalks’ Ask You To Stop Talking And Listen To Your City  – DNAinfo Chicago

Chicago ‘Soundwalks’ Ask You To Stop Talking And Listen To Your City – DNAinfo Chicago

March 16, 2017: We are pleased to announce  DNAinfo Chicago’s Rogers Park & Edgewater correspondent, Justin Breen posted an article about MSAE founder, Eric Leonardson and our second annual ‘Soundwalks In the Parks Series.’ Breen notes that support of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out […]

MCA recap: Our Sonic Playground

  At the beginning of the evening, on Tuesday, October 25th, visitors gathered under the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)’s Kern Terrace for a short introduction to the program titled Our Sonic Playground. Eric Leonardson spoke elegantly of the relationship, mediated through sound, between living […]

Tuesday Evenings at the MCA: Our Sonic Playground

6–8:00 pm Oct 22, 2013

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
Admission: FREE

Sounds are all around us, creating our environments, our sense of place and influencing our social interactions.

For this week’s Tuesday Evenings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, local sound artist and experimental musician Eric Leonardson collaborates with students and faculty from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC) and members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology to lead a unique, interactive sound workshop. Guided soundwalks and listening exercises are designed to engage awareness of the social, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of sound. You can collect your own sounds with portable field recorders as you explore ways to study and enjoy the voices of our local environment. End the evening with a group phonography performance, during which you are invited to playback and share with others the sounds you’ve discovered and recorded in the museum.

Participating SAIC faculty include Lindsey French from the Department of Art and Technology Studies, and Monica Ryan with Eric Leonardson, from the Department of Sound.

MCA info: http://www2.mcachicago.org/event/our-sonic-playground/

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Phono+Photo Panel On Sound Recording As Art

On Wednesday, February 29 MSAE member Eric Leonardson moderated a panel discussion at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on the development of sound recording as an art form in its own right. Hosted by the Departments of Sculpture and Sound, the […]