exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology is happy to announce its third annual series with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks program.

Break away from your daily routine. Renew your sense of place through mindfulness walks and listening in the parks.

Join your neighbors in Soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience for all ages.

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out In the Parks brings arts and culture to over 500 parks across the city, free and open for public participation.

West Ridge Nature Preserve

5801 N. Western Ave.

Saturday May 19

7:30–8:30 pm

Sounds of Nature At Night Soundwalk

Eric Leonardson

Sounds of Nature at Night: learn to recognize the calls of Chicago area frogs.

Big Marsh Park

11555 S. Stony Island Ave.

Saturday June 9

4–6 pm

Recovering Soundscape

Norman W Long & Sara Zalek

Exploring the recovering ecology of Big Marsh Park through sound, listening and movement.

*Meet at entry plaza next to parking lot

Legion Park

3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Wednesday July 25

7–9 pm

Singing Insect Monitoring Soundwalk

Eric Leonardson

Become a citizen scientist with naturalist, Dr. Carl Strang plus musician Rob Frye on birdsongs.

Ping Tom
Memorial Park

1700 S. Wentworth Ave.

Saturday July 28

4–6 pm

Sensing and Sensation

Lindsey French

A sensory soundwalk along the south branch of the Chicago River, meeting at the Pagoda located west of the 19th Street entrance near the Water Taxi landing.

Calumet Park

9801 S. Avenue G

Saturday August 4

4–6 pm

Calumet Sounds

Norman W. Long

Sights and sounds of the Industrial History of South East side of Chicago at
Calumet Park. Co-supported by MSAE, NOITP, and Norman’s Three Walls RaDLab Fellowship.

Harrison Park

824 S. Wood St.

Sunday August 5

6–7 pm

Pilsen Sonic Square, Living the Changes

Amanda Gutierrez

In English and Spanish, opening a critical listening for the gentrification process affecting the neighborhood soundscapes of Pilsen.

Northerly Island

1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Saturday September 22

7–10 pm

A Prairie In the Lake

Anthony Janas

Revealing a world of unheard sounds beyond the visible surface of the everyday.

Dates, times, artists and programs are subject to change. Please visit Facebook Page or call 773-342-5012 for the most up-to-date information.