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Celebrating the Legacy of R. Murray Schafer

Canadian composer, author, music educator, and ‘father of acoustic ecology’ dies at 88 The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology is saddened to learn that Canadian composer, author, music educator, and ‘father of acoustic ecology’ Raymond Murray Schafer, died at his home in Southern Ontario on 

July 18th, Milwaukee Soundwalk

July 18th, Milwaukee Soundwalk

Now I will do nothing but listen… I hear all sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night – Walt Whitman, Song of Myself For World Listening Day 2021, MSAE 

Soundwalks In the Parks 2021

Soundwalks In the Parks 2021

Join us for MSAE’s sixth annual series of free, public soundwalks in the parks with support from the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks program, launching on Saturday, July 10. Our thematically focused events provide a unique outdoor experience for all ages. Created by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists, these soundwalks offer accessible ways to discover mindfulness through listening, opportunities to engage in citizen science, and more.

Presented by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Night Out In the Parks brings arts and culture to over 500 parks across the city, free and open for public participation. MSAE’s Sixth Annual Summer Soundwalks in the Parks includes World Listening Day and continues until September 11, 2021.

View the full list of events on our calendar.

Every event in the series will observe and be in compliance with City of Chicago and Chicago Park District health and safety guidelines.