exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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MSAE Member News (Mid-Summer 2018)

On June 12-14, Eric Leonardson led a workshop for over 20 grad students in the International Media Cultural Work program at the Hochschule Darmstadt Mediencampus in Dieburg, Germany. The topic was posed as a question to the students, “How do you actively engage others in […]

Calumet Sounds

Calumet Park 9801 S. Avenue G, Chicago, IL 60617 Saturday August 4, 4–6 pm Explore the sights and sounds of the Industrial History of South East side of Chicago at Calumet Park with Norman W. Long. His project focuses on the soundscape ecology and cultural […]

World Listening Day “Future Listening” July 15 | Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

World Listening Day “Future Listening” July 15 | Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Join us 1-4 PM Sunday, July 15 for a World Listening Day “Future Listening” soundwalk with Monica Ryan, hosted by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

We will consider how our action today will affect our wildlife spaces now and in the future. Free and open to the public.

Meet at Miller Woods/Paul Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

Address: 100 N Lake St, Gary, IN 46403, USA

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At the southern-most tip of Lake Michigan and the Calumet River, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the entire National Park Service, located a little over an hour by train from Chicago. The South Shore Line offers affordable commuter train fares to and from the Miller Station. From there, it is a 20-minute walk to the Paul Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

sky, trees, sand dunes, and lake landscape
Indiana Dunes landscape, 2012 photo by Eric Leonardson

Monica Ryan is a Chicago based sound artist and teacher whose creative work and education interests lie in spatialized sound, ambisonics, and soundscape studies. Her artistic practice and research focuses on issues of listening, time and place; spatial considerations in narrative and storytelling contexts; and manipulation of spatial-timbral relationships in acousmatic sound. She  also teaches in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Audio Arts and Acoustic at Columbia College Chicago. She holds a MFA, 2005, University of York, York, UK.