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Invitation to Improvisation: Water Music

This musical series responds to and highlights Chicago’s location next to water. From compositions and scores involving multiple performers to solo performances, this series highlights music that reflects, reacts to, or personifies the sounds of water. Essential to existence yet abundant, water is both profoundly symbolic and an elemental material. The performances – sited near water – draw metaphorically and/or actually from the sounds of water.

The Global Composition Conference, July 25 – 28, 2012

The Global Composition Conference on Sound, Media, and Environment is happening, July 25 – 28 at Hochschule Darmstadt in Dieburg, Germany. In the program, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology members Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson perform Chronography: Animal on Friday, July 27, in the Internationales […]

July 21, Chicago Area Sound Walk

Norman W. Long will conduct a sound walk in collaboration with Friends of the Parks on July 21, 2012

Soundwalk at Miller Woods for Leave No Child Inside Month

experience the audible side of nature, the vital and all-encompassing natural soundscape

Spring 2012 Recordists Campout [RCO_2012]

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 […]

New Release from the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

THE EMPTY SPACE : Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology / World Listening Project A joint release by The World Listening Project and The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, The Empty Space is now available on the Wandering Ear net.label. Launched in 2006, Wandering Ear is dedicated […]

Steve Jones: Netsch Soundwalk Slideshow and Audio

Listen and look at Steve Jones’s November 12, 2001 Presentation and Soundwalk at UIC Behavioral Sciences Building: Steve Jones, Ph.D. – Walter Netsch: Education, Sound, Urban Space & Mobility Download Steve Jones’s slideshow for his talk: NetschSoundwalk2011 [PDF 1.3 MB] Listen to Alison Cuddy’s 1-minute […]

2012 news and membership reminder

Hello MSAE members and Happy New Year to you all. This message serves as a bit of a primer for 2012 as well as a call for renewing your annual memberships. Its that time of year again colleagues!  We have made it even easier to […]

Listening for the Future | American Society for Acoustic Ecology Symposium & Board retreat

. . The American Society for Acoustic Ecology is pleased to announce: “Listening for the Future” July 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010 . This is the first ever national gathering of the ASAE membership and the general public hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic […]

“Listening for the Future” 2010 ASAE Symposium and Retreat

The proceedings of “Listening for the Future” the American Society for Acoustic Ecology’s first-ever national symposium and retreat are to be published soon. Read a conference report published in the Sept/Oct WFAE Online Newsletter.