exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

Author: eleon

2nd competition art! ⋈ climate

Sound Art Miniatures CEIArtE – UNTREF Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Climate and Development Knowledge Network International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Overseas Development Institute (ODI) More information: http://ceiarteuntref.edu.ar/art_climate_2014 The proposals should be focused on the following theme: CATEGORY A: “Sea Level Rise” CATEGORY B: […]

Water Music on the Beach – Sunday, September 7

2-5 PM Sunday, September 7 At the beach next to The Waterfront Cafe, in Berger Park This series of live performances responds to and highlights Chicago’s proximity to water. The compositions and scores – involving multiple performers and solo performances – reflect, react to, or personify […]

BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2015 Conference On Electronic Art & Climate

The next iteration of Balance-Unbalance happens March 27–29, 2015 at Arizona State University. The purpose of BunB is to promote novel forms of creativity to help solve environmental problems. This international conference focuses on water, climate, and place.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Notification of presenters: December 31, 2014

For conference details visit the BunB Call for Proposals.

Conference founder, Argentinian-born artist and scholar Ricardo Dal Farra, writes:

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Classroom Acoustical Environments and Student Achievement – May 29

Lauren Ronsse, PhD. presents “Effects of Classroom Acoustical Environments on Student Achievement”

WFAE Conferences In 2014 | Call For Abstracts and Audioworks In March

Two WFAE conferences happen in 2014. Sound In the Land in June, in Canada, and Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in July, in Portugal. CFP deadlines are 15 and 31 March.

Spring 2012 Recordists Campout [RCO_2012]

sound artist Paul Dickinson recording in woods
Chicago sound artist Paul Dickinson, photo by Paul Gaudynski

May 25-27, Spring 2012 Recordists Campout at Crex Meadows, Wisconsin

Contact: Paul Dickinson pd@goshyes.com, Ron Danielson type@uwm.edu, or Rich Peet richpeet@comcast.net

Each year since 2003, a group of ten to twenty people has gathered for the purposes of sharing and recording natural sounds. The group has included sound artists, composers, birders, biologists, naturalists, media educators, filmmakers, news reporters and trackers. All have shared an interest in learning what nature has to give to their ears and the best methods for detecting and capturing these experiences. The primary learning tools have been shared excursions, in-field demonstrations, collective camping and conversation. We have enjoyed the presence of recordists with many years of experience and great intimacy with the natural surroundings as well novices eager to soak-up everything about the techniques and the environment as they can. Everyone has been welcomed and all have left fulfilled.

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Chicago Phonography at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art presents an installation and five performances by members of Chicago Phonography who take recorded ambient sounds from the urban environment and translate them into an engaging and continuous visual experience.


Megalópolis sonoras. Identidad cultural y sonidos en peligro de extinción. México 2009

Report by Eric Leonardson Sound Megalopolis: Sounds in danger of extinction took place from March 23-27, 2009 at the gorgeous Fonoteca Nacional in the Coyaocán area of Mexico City. The site of the Fonoteca Nacional is the former home of the great Mexican poet Octavio […]