We are eager to share news about MSAE’s nonprofit status, leadership, and opportunities including new soundscape studies and public programs, with themes of social justice, inclusion and healing at the heart of many initiatives.
On Thursday March 22 a large multi-generational gathering of artists, activists, and educators were hosted at the Chicago home of MSAE founder and co-chair at Eric Leonardson to meet and talk with Hildegard Westerkamp, the renowned Vancouver-based composer, sound ecologist, and radio artist.
"As mostly sessile beings, plants nevertheless actively express themselves through growth and position, whether or not we discern these changes through human perception. Many plants signal via airborne chemicals, sending promiscuous signals into the atmosphere. Communication often focuses on the sender, but what is possible when we consider our role as a receiver? What kind of communication is sense-based? Drawing from biological modes of communication, visitors will be invited into practices of active and sensual listening. Alternating between motion and stillness, along the river and under a canopy of trees, we will attune to both sounds and sensation in practices of radical receptivity." –Lindsey french
Join Lindsey french for Sensing and Sensation, a sensory #Soundwalk along the south branch of the Chicago River.
Free and open to the public! All welcome!
Saturday, July 28, 4-6 PM
Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W 19th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616
Meet at the Pagoda located west of the 19th Street entrance near the Water Taxi landing.