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Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance 2017

As part of Balance-Unbalance 2017, MSAE founder and co-chair, Eric Leonardson led “The Advances In Eco-Sensing and the Soundscape: A Virtual Panel” discussion. The panel was made up of Linda Keane, Norman Long, Amanda Gutierrez, Lindsey French and Leah Barclay. Advances In Eco-Sensing and the […]

April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly

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.

Proceedings of Invisible Places | Sounding Cities 2014

POSTER INVISIBLE PLACES_lowIt 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 by sounds, smells, gestures, visions, exchanges, encounters, and feelings. We have a better a city experience with all the senses awakened. However, modern cities have been designed, built and determined by visual aesthetics. A strict regime of the visual limits the innately diverse ways we sense and communicate with our home and the world.

Invisible Places | Sounding Cities has two goals: a symposium on sound, urbanism and sense of place endorsed by the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and an exhibition of artistic events that aims to bring art and science to the streets. It is integrated in Jardins Efémeros edition IV.—From the Foreword by Raquel Castro

Invisible Places | Sounding Cities took place July 18-20 in Viseu, Portugal. In addition to WFAE endorsement, the Mayor of Viseu – Câmara Municipal de Viseu, the annual Jardins Efémeros (Ephemeral Gardens) arts festival, and Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu, among others. Keynote speakers were Jean-Paul Thibaud, Brandon Labelle, and Salome Voegelin who explored an integrated, holistic approach to understanding and resolving current and future concerns in urban planning, architecture, and sound as a public art form. Francisco López was the featured artist. Exquisite sound installations and audio art works were integrated into the public spaces of Viseu, made available as the Sounding Cities complement to the symposium.

Join us for a meeting of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

Jay Needham performs This is a Recording, a work for radio and video.

World Listening Day, July 18, 2013

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 […]

Happy 2013! Announcing New Members, Journal, Honors & Awards

We hope your new year is off to a great start. You may not have heard it, but a lot of things are happening in the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). Here’s a list that includes some things you can do:

  • Now is the time to renew your MSAE-ASAE membership, if you haven’t already. Memberships end annually on December 31. Please visit our “About” to renew or become a new member!
  • Publication of the latest issue of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, our print journal was long-delayed, and mailed to 2011 members last September. Contact info@mwsae.org if you have not received your copy.
  • MSAE member and co-chair Jay Needham became the new President of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), last August when Eric Leonardson became President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). E-mail Jay at info@acousticecology.us
  • Chicago-based composer Christopher Preissing takes over as new MSAE co-chair serving with MSAE co-chair, and WFAE President Eric Leonardson. E-mail Chris at cpreissing@mwsae.org and Eric at info@mwsae.org
  • The WFAE’s online newsletter has changed from a bi-monthly to a quarterly publication cycle. The read the January-March front page features Eric Leonardson’s “President’s Report,” and updates on local, national, and international events among our nine WFAE Affiliates, and others in the field of acoustic ecology. Please submit your news for calendar listing, resources, and feature article ideas you may have. Check out the many conference calls for papers, shows, publishing opportunities, grants, residencies, jobs, etc. E-mail Gary Ferrington at wfae.newsletter@gmail.com
  • In his WFAE Affiliate Report , ASAE President Jay Needham welcomed and thanked new, returning, and outgoing ASAE Board members. Former ASAE President and current MSAE co-chair, Eric Leonardson serves now as ASAE Representative (liaison) of the ASAE and WFAE. Kenya Williams is new ASAE Membership Coordinator. Read about the rest on the ASAE web page.
  • WFAE’s Journal Editorial Committee is doing double-duty to bring the publication cycle of Soundscape back in sync, by completing its 2012 print journal this spring, while planning its next steps for this year’s journal. MSAE member and SIUC Professor Phylis Johnson is leading the effort, replacing Hildegard Westerkamp as Interim Editor-In-Chief. E-mail Phylis at soundscape-editor@wfae.net
  • The Soundscape: Journal of Acoustic Ecology web page was recently updated. Download back issues free, from the first publication in 2000 up to, and including the recent 2011 issue.
  • MSAE realizes it mission through local initiatives such as the World Listening Project (WLP), which has and continues to gain worldwide interest and appreciation since it was founded in 2008. Beginning in February the WLP’s website will  feature a series of blog posts about changing soundscapes, new listening practices, new recording techniques, reflections on recent events, interdisciplinary connections to acoustic ecology, and other topics relevant to field recording and concerns with the sonic environment. Several new posts will be published each month. The selected “bloggers” are from around the world, invited by MSAE member and WLP co-founder Dan Godston, who initiated the guest blogging project.
  • MSAE co-chair Eric Leonardson was honored to be a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, where he resides from January through May, 2013.
  • MSAE co-chair Christopher Preissing was awarded a Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship for his recent (October-November, 2012) residency at Djerassi Resident Artist Program. He is currently a Fellow at his third artist residency at VCCA: Virginia Center for the Arts, from February through early-March, 2013.
  • MSAE member Jay Needham was honored to have his field recordings of Panamanian Neotropical rainforests be part of the Biomuseo, a new biodiversity museum in Panama designed by Frank Gehry.
  • There’s more to tell, and we want you to tell us your membership news. For the most up-to-date news please visit and use our Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter!

Listening Forward to a Happy New 2013!

—Christopher Preissing and Eric Leonardson, MSAE Co-chairs

 

The Global Composition Conference, July 25 – 28, 2012

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 […]

The Global Composition: Deadline for submissions extended until March 30, 2012!!

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 […]

2012 news and membership reminder

Hello MSAE members and Happy New Year to you all.

This message serves as a bit of a primer for 2012 as well as a call for renewing your annual memberships. Its that time of year again colleagues!  We have made it even easier to renew, also see the link below.

This year starts off with some wonderful news in our chapter and beyond.

I would like to offer my warm congratulations to Eric Lenoardson as the new Vice President of the WFAE. As many of you know, Eric has been steadily organizing and promoting our chapter here in the Midwest as well as serving as ASAE President. His hard work and dedication has been inspiring.  For the latest President’s Report, please see http://wfae.net/newsletter/

I have been reviewing our interesting and diverse membership demographics. Although most of our members are in Chicago, we are in Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. We are scientists, engineers, musicians, artists and educators.  I am excited about what the New Year holds for our chapter and look forward to hearing from you. Info on our chapter’s members is on this page: http://mwsae.org/?page_id=155

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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 Info: http://www.the-global-composition-2012.org/index.html Call: http://www.the-global-composition-2012.org/call.html Contact: fabienne.rudolph@stud.h-da.de Deadline for submission: March 1, March 30, […]