The April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly is now online. This issue focuses on of WFAE affiliate news; a tribute to Peter Grant; a call for papers for publication in Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, Balance-Unbalance 2015, and a summary of recent research projects.
It is now possible to download the 812-page proceedings from the 2014 Invisible Places | Sounding Cities symposium at http://invisibleplaces.org/IP2014.pdf. A city is a place of diversities. Its rhythms are sometimes contrapuntal, sometimes synchronous. We live in a city of multiple destinations and routes—spaces populated […]
3-5pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013
Performance by Jay Needham
5925 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Admission free to MSAE members and public
Jay Needham performs This is a Recording, a work for radio and video.
My interest in creating This is a Recording is to recall radio as an instrument of memory, one that is capable of creating historical imaginaries where technologies and the desire to document stories unite. This is a Recording is also a work for video, a reflection on the process of adding to and being a part of historical records. The two works are performed live with a unique mixture of antique sound apparatus, micro-radio transmissions and video projection.
Jay Needham is an artist, radio producer, composer, Professor in the Department of Mass Communications, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and President of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE). Visit his website for full bio, listen to his sound works, and recent news at www.jayneedham.net
MSAE founder and World Forum for Acoustic Ecology President/ASAE Representative, Eric Leonardson will provide an introduction and brief report on national and international activities in the field. The program will conclude with ample time for questions and answers with Needham and anyone interested the activities of the MSAE. If you are on Facebook join our event.
World Listening Day has been happening annually on July 18, since 2010, and the fourth annual World Listening Day happens on Thursday, July 18. The purposes of World Listening Day are: · To celebrate the practice of listening as it relates to the world around […]
The Global Composition Conference on Sound, Media, and Environment is happening, July 25 – 28 at Hochschule Darmstadt in Dieburg, Germany.
In the program, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology members Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson perform Chronography: Animal on Friday, July 27, in the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), at 603qm Alexanderstr. 264283 Darmstadt (Atelier Elektronik).
This event happens within the Soundscape Composition program featuring Hildegard Westerkamp, and is organized in cooperation with the 46. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt 2012 (46th International Summer Course for New Music 2012) and The Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media, and Environment.
Chronography: animal is a live electro-acoustic work based on field recordings that Jay Needham gathered in Antarctica in 2009. For this work, antique gramophone horns have been re-purposed and are now used as amplified instruments, percussive bells that resonate, clang and chime. It is the traveling of these sound machines into the wilds that initially fascinated Needham and eventually lead him to create sound sculptures that often times blur the line between musical instruments and scientific apparatus. For listeners, the work is intended as an audible exploration, a pseudo–scientific demonstration where the sounds of ship propellers, penguin colonies and ice fractures gather to express an epistemology of field recordings and the role that sound technologies have played in exploration and musical performance. Chronography: animal is conceived of as a bridge to connect practices of improvised music and sound art that evokes a sense of place.
Hildegard Westerkamp: Kits Beach Soundwalk
Jay Needham: Chronography: animal (Uraufführung)
A live sound art work for re-purposed gramophone horns and Antarctic field recordings
Performers: Eric Leonardson, Jay Needham
Hildegard Westerkamp: Gently Penetrating beneath the sounding surfaces of another place
Hildegard Westerkamp: Attending to Sacred Matters
The Global Composition conference chairs are Claudia Söller-Eckert and ASAE member, Sabine Breitsameter. The full conference program is posted at http://www.the-global-composition-2012.org/programme.html
The deadline for artistic, scientific, and scholarly submissions to The Global Composition conference on Sound, Media, and Environment has been extended to March 30, 2012. For further details on this exciting opportunity on July 25–28 in Darmstadt, Germany please visit our previous post. Or, visit […]
CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS for International Conference, “The Global Composition” July 25-28, 2012 in Darmstadt
We are looking forward to your artistic, scholarly or scientific proposals for our event:
The Global Composition
Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment
Darmstadt/Media Campus Dieburg (Hochschule Darmstadt), July 25-28, 2012
Deadline for submission:
March 1, March 30, 2012
Notification: April 20, 2012
Proposals are invited for roundtable discussions, workshops, papers/posters, applied and artistic contributions, relating, but not limited to the conference’s main focus. The conference’s official language will be English.
Providing a specially positioned “Next Generation”-thread, the conference is very interested, to create a forum for young scholars, scientists, artists as well as for students, and encourages them to send in their proposals. Please send abstracts for roundtable discussions, papers/posters, workshops & proposals for compositions or other artistic contributions by
March 1, March 30, 2012.
As keynote presenters we expect Bill Fontana, R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp et al.