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Summer Soundwalk Series: Veronica Anne Salines

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a sound walk at South Shore Nature Center, entitled “Improvised Landscapes”. Interdisciplinary artist, Veronica Anne Salinas (WEATHERING) will lead a guided sound walk through the various ecosystems of South Shore Nature Sanctuary that will incorporate creative listening exercises, cardinal point meditations, slow movement, and culminate with a collective sound improvisation around the elements. We will meet under the large cottonwood tree at the front of the Nature Sanctuary.

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Veronica Anne Salinas (she/they) is a Tejana artist, educator, writer, and Deep Listener. Her creative research engages sound, landscape, geomancy, writing, anthropology, performance, the archive, and video. Her work in sound focuses on acoustic ecology, text scores, voice and language, listening practices, spatial audio, improvisation and performance, and sonic archiving. She holds an MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has studied Deep Listening at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and serves on the board of directors for the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.

In partnership with Night Out In The Parks and the Chicago Park District, our program consists of a series of guided soundwalks, workshops and training sessions that engage multi-generational communities in their own neighborhoods. Participants will listen to and for cultural and natural features of the landscape. Rivers, streets, residential and commercial dwellings, traffic patterns, human and animal sounds all feature in these soundscapes. Are plants tuning in, contributing, or responding to all this sound? How do we listen culturally, collaboratively, and more carefully?


June 30
11:00 am - 12:00 pm