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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 […]

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Please join us in thanking Christopher Preissing for his leadership and involvement during his term as Co-chair of the MSAE. Over the years, Chris has contributed his time and effort to growing the listening community at large, and has made an enduring impact on MSAE. Chris will continue as a valued member of the MSAE as he directs NON:op Open Opera Works, an art non-profit in Chicago.

We are grateful for all of your work and look forward to following and supporting all of your future endeavors that we are confident will be nothing short of successes!

April-June 2015 WFAE News Quarterly

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 9.51.54 AMThe 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

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 […]

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 us, environmental awareness, and acoustic ecology;
·      To raise awareness about issues related to the World Soundscape Project, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and individual and group efforts to creatively explore phonography;
·      And, to design and implement educational initiatives which explore these concepts and practices.

World Listening Day is co-organized by the World Listening Project (WLP) and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). July 18 was chosen to happen on the birthday of the renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Schafer started the World Soundscape Project in 1971. The culmination of its pioneering research into the sound environment is described in Schafer’s seminal book, The Tuning of the World. Published in 1977, it spawned international interest and activity in acoustic ecology, defining new terms and concepts that are commonly accepted now in science, art, and cultural studies.

WLP and MSAE invite you to participate in the 2013 World Listening Day, which will happen on Thursday, July 18. Other WLD events will be happening during the week of July 14. Here are several possibilities. You can:
·      Organize a soundwalk or a listening party when people play field recordings.
·      Organize a performance event that involves field recordings and other artistic expressions that explore our soundscape and how we can listen to our sonic environment.
·      Participate in a private / solitary way, by paying attention to your soundscape.
·      Facilitate an educational event that relates to acoustic ecology, field recordings, or a similar topic.
·      Contact organizations that are participating in World Listening Day, to see if you can get involved that way.

The level of participation that happened during the inaugural 2010 World Listening Day was amazing. We would like to see if we could double or even triple the number of participants worldwide on the 2013 World Listening Day. If you wish to participate, please email worldlistening@gmail.com, and be sure to include “World Listening Day” in the subject line. Thanks!

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

A lot of things are happening in the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, here’s a list that includes some things you can do.

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.

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For further details on this exciting opportunity on July 25–28 in Darmstadt, Germany please visit our previous post. Or, visit the Call for Proposals page: http://www.the-global-composition-2012.org/call.html

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 […]