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World Listening Day 2021 – The Unquiet Earth

World Listening Day 2021 – The Unquiet Earth

“The Unquiet Earth” is an invitation to reflect on and engage with the constant murmur of the Earth, sounds beyond the threshold of human hearing, to remind ourselves that we share this mysterious and awesome planet.

HEAR BELOW: My Pedway Soundwalk

A Call for Participation In Self-Guided Soundwalks in Chicago’s Pedway System April 5 – May 31 • Live Streaming on May 17 – 21 NON:op Open Opera Works and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology are pleased to announce our third annual HEAR BELOW pedway soundwalk. 

Virtual Soundwalks 2020

Five videos made by eight teaching artists premiered on November 14, 2020 for the Virtual Soundwalks in Chicago: A Screening & Launch Party. Hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, they address diverse themes and interests including nature, queering in the parks, disability, and citizen science. This focus was created originally for in-person, on site soundwalks in Chicago with support from the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In the Parks” arts and cultures program.

Due to the safety and health concerns imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the originally planned program was canceled and adapted to a new form of virtual soundwalks. In addition to the five videos in this playlist, we include two that premiered in the Chicago Park District’s new “Your Night Out At Home” program in October 2020.

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