Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman at Osaka Garden in Jackson Park, Chicago offers a free workshop in soundwalking and sound mapping.
Here’s the hand-drawn map our soundwalkers made, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on 20 November, 2016, noting the various sounds heard on-site around Ryerson Cabin on the Des Plaines River.Sound map made by soundwalkers. Photo by Eric Leonardson.
Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin and back. Open Ryerson house to Ryerson cabin to view the route and photos taken along the path.
This soundwalk was led by me, Eric Leonardson with support from the Brushwood Center. As noted in the hand-drawn map shown in the photo above, among the sounds heard were small airplanes flying overhead, Sandhill Cranes, ducks (species unidentified), Flicker and another unidentified woodpecker, burbling water in the river, and our footsteps on dry leaves and mulch.
Amanda Gutierrez produced this short video document of our soundwalks in Chicago parks, to help answer a frequently asked question, What is a soundwalk? The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Soundwalks In The Parks Series continues through October, November, and December. Please join us. These […]
Alongside the adventuresome concerts, lectures, and artist receptions being presented at the first-ever Ear Taxi Festival, October 5-10, 2016, will be five innovative sound installations created by award-winning Chicago composers and mounted around the city throughout the Festival. These free and open-to-the-public installations incorporate video, […]
For Volume 26 Leonardo Music Journal is “soliciting articles (papers of up to 3,000 words) and shorter statements (750–900 words) that address how we listen, how our reception of music and sound has changed, and the role technology has played in that process.”
• 15 October 2015: Rough proposals (1–2 paragraphs)
• 2 January 2016: Submission of finished articles
Address proposals and inquiries to
Nicolas Collins, Editor in Chief, at:
This week, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin and I had a good chat about the positive role of sound in the design and experience of urban spaces. While noise problems at O’Hare Airport and Wrigley Field gain attention, we focused ways that sound reduces […]
Call for Participation: H2O Virtual Symposium World Listening Day 2015 will include the World Listening Day H2O virtual symposium on July 17-18, hosted on WaterWheel, an electronic publication, and hundreds of events taking place across the globe.
The 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.
A fundraising campaign to complete ‘In Pursuit of Silence,’ a film directed by Patrick Shen ends today: Friday, November 7, 2014. Please see a short video and more details about the project at http://kck.st/1vnGOxz Leah Barclay suggested watching this for a better sense of how […]