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Night Out in the Parks 2022

Night Out in the Parks 2022

Check out the schedule, with rain dates, here.

A Connecting Presence Soundwalk July 7

A Connecting Presence Soundwalk July 7

Norman W. Long and Sara Zalek will lead an internal body scan for the assembled group; a meditation in finding our presence in places that may not be familiar. Together, we breathe and walk new pathways at Big Marsh Park, with an intention toward immersion, 

EcoVoice Festival July 8-10

EcoVoice Festival July 8-10

First EcoVoice Festival July 8-10 at Loyola University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology is excited to partner with the new EcoVoice Project on their first EcoVoice Festival, three days of performances and activities that build awareness, educate, and call others to action on climate change. The 2022 inaugural festival will take place July 8-10 and be hosted at Loyola University and the University of Illinois, Chicago. The festival will feature the premiere live performance of the New Earth Ensemble and two new song cycles, as well as educational panels and sessions. All events will be open to the general public, and the Sunday morning sing along encourages family participation. 

Saturday July 9  

Soundwalk | 10 AM

Join us outside Loyola U’s Madonna della Strada Chapel at 10AM on Saturday, July 9 to explore listening in the lovely Loyola campus area. Sound artist and Deep Listening practitioner Paige Naylor facilitates our journey.

Featured Panel and Discussion | 2:30 PM CST

“Music as Environmental Activism”

Kirsten Hedegaard, Conductor, Loyola University Chicago

Mark Pedelty, Sociology/Musicologist, University of Minnesota

Eric Leonardson, President, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

Norman Long, Sound artist, designer, and composer

Thomas Aláan, Panel Moderator

Visit https://ecovoiceproject.org/ecovoicefestival for full schedule of events and to reserve your place. 

Acouscenic Listening: June 18

Acouscenic Listening: June 18

Acouscenic Listening at Steelworkers Park Veronica Anne Salinas June 18 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Steelworkers Park87th at S. Lake Shore Dr.July 9, Sept3Teaching artist, Veronica Anne Salinas, will lead a guided soundwalk through Steelworkers Park that engages soundscape exploration, memory, history, and ecological awareness