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Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

Join teaching sound artists Norman W. Long and Sara Zalek on a soundwalk focusing on movement and nature. This event is brought to you by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Night Out in the Parks summer programming.

Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

Night Soundwalk at Wauconda Area Library – Wed., July 26

This soundwalk, led by artist and educator Eric Leonardson, will focus on night sounds around the Wauconda Area Library — a blend of forest and wetland soundscapes.

Singing Insect Monitoring Soundwalk & Training – Fri., July 28

Singing Insect Monitoring Soundwalk & Training – Fri., July 28

5:30pm – 8pm
North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60646

 

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology presents Soundwalks – quiet events leading groups to explore their relationship as listeners in the acoustic environment. This soundwalk will focus on singing insects and is a part of a training program hosted by the North Park Village Nature Center. Eric Leonardson will lead the group through listening exercises during a short soundwalk which will then be followed by a singing insect monitor training and a second soundwalk led by Dr. Carl Strang.

The Singing Insects monitoring program is a citizen science effort to familiarize people with common sounds of singing insects in the Chicago region, including grasshoppers, cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Building on Dr. Carl Strang’s work documenting species across 22 counties, the purpose of the project is to collect local baseline data and help people keep their ears perked for unusual insect calls each summer. Data collected is publicly available to anyone who wishes to use it, and walks are conducted informally site by site along a route prescribed by a surveyor.

For more information on the Singing Insect Monitoring Program or to learn how to get involved please contact: singinginsects@gmail.com

For more information on North Park Village Nature Center programming please call: (312) 744-5472

Field Recording Workshop Sat., July 8th

Field Recording Workshop Sat., July 8th

We have filled all of our spots! If you would like to be added to our waitlist please email veronica@mwsae.org. Thank you for your interest! We are thrilled to announce a very special opportunity for a field recording workshop in collaboration with Inferno Mobile Recording […]

Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

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Discover Chicago’s SUMMER SOUNDSCAPES

Break away from your daily routine. Renew your sense of place through mindfulness walks & listening in the parks.

Join your neighbors in soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience for all ages.

 

Ping Tom Park

1700 S. Wentworth Ave. (at the Pagoda)

Saturday, May 6 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Sonic Taste of Chinatown

Amanda Gutierrez leads a soundwalk in English and Spanish linking family histories and immigrant neighborhoods

West Ridge Nature Preserve

5801 N.
Western Ave.

Saturday, June 24
7:30 – 9:30
PM

Calling Frog
Soundwalk

Decode the signals and undertones of plants, animals, and urban life with Eric Leonardson

North Park Village
Nature Center

5801 N.
Pulaski Road

Friday, July 28 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Singing Insect
Monitoring Soundwalk

Become a citizen scientist with Eric Leonardson and naturalist, Dr. Carl Strang

Big Marsh

11555 S.
Stony Island Ave.

Saturday, July 29 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Between the Wind and the Ground

Norman W. Long and Sara Zalek lead a soundwalk focusing on movement with nature

Washington Park

740 E. 56th Place

(DuSable Museum sculpture garden)

Saturday, August 5 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Many Sounds:
Listening to Washington Park

Norman W. Long leads a soundwalk in DuSable Museum Sculpture garden and Washington Park. Dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks and Margaret Burroughs Centennial Celebrations

Ping Tom Park

1700 S. Wentworth Ave. (at the Pagoda)

Sunday, August 6

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Tangles and Flows

Connective Listening: Lindsey French leads a soundwalk about plant communications

Northerly Island Park

1521 S.
Linn White Drive

Sunday, August 13 8:00 – 10:00 PM

A Prairie In the Lake

Northerly By Night soundwalk with Anthony Janas reveals a world of unheard sounds below the visible surface of the everyday

Dates, times, artists and programs are subject to change. Please call 773-342-5012 for the most up-to-date information.

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Illinois News Bureau on Benefits of Soundwalking | Interview With Eric Leonardson

Illinois News Bureau on Benefits of Soundwalking | Interview With Eric Leonardson

On April 26 the Illinois News Bureau published Jodi Heckel’s feature with MSAE founder and co-chair Eric Leonardson on the benefits of soundwalks. On April 27 and 28 Leonardson is a guest of the Sonified Sustainability Festival at University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana where he […]

April 27 & 28 Soundwalks For Sonified Sustainability

April 27 & 28 Soundwalks For Sonified Sustainability

The April 27 walks are at Meadowbrook Park and the April 28 walks are at Busey Woods. Admission is free, but tickets are required

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 In the Parks (NOITP) program helps Chicago teaching artists plan and lead our soundwalks. The schedule will be announced in early spring. Parks proposed for soundwalks this year include Ping Tom Park, Big Marsh, and West Ridge Nature Reserve, among others.

Also mentioned, Friday, March 17, Leonardson will present in the Shapiro Research Symposium with architect, Linda Nelson Keane, and artist, Lindsey M. French, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s LeRoy Neiman Center.

Please read and share!

Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Here’s the hand-drawn map our soundwalkers made, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on 20 November, 2016, noting the various sounds heard on-site around Ryerson Cabin on the Des Plaines River. Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin […]