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Reflections: An Evening with Hildegard Westerkamp

Reflections: An Evening with Hildegard Westerkamp

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.

New Non-Profit Identity, Operations, WFAE Affiliation & Board of Directors

Following numerous discussions in 2017 the new leadership of MSAE decided, to maintain MSAE’s steady rate of successes in engaging academic, creative and public interest in the interrelationships of sound, listening, and environment; it was necessary to reestablish the MSAE as a non-profit corporation apart from the ASAE rather than as a “chapter.”

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Thank you, Christopher Preissing!

Please join us in thanking Christopher Preissing for his leadership and involvement during his term as Co-chair of the MSAE. Over the years, Chris has contributed his time and effort to growing the listening community at large, and has made an enduring impact on MSAE. Chris will continue as a valued member of the MSAE as he directs NON:op Open Opera Works, an art non-profit in Chicago.

We are grateful for all of your work and look forward to following and supporting all of your future endeavors that we are confident will be nothing short of successes!


FAREWELL LETTER FROM CHRIS:

Dear listeners and MSAE members,

I am writing to inform you that I am stepping down at the end of this month as MSAE co-chair and would like to introduce Jonathan Eiseman as our chapter’s next co-chair. Although there have been a number of changes and challenges in my personal life, I will remain a member of the MSAE and a board member of the ASAE while continuing my practice and directing my own arts non-profit, NONop Open Opera Works. Jonathan is a musician and scientist, originally from the Bay Area, completing his Masters at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Jonathan and Eric Leonardson will lead the MSAE from Chicago and Kalamazoo along with Veronica Jachowski, MSAE Director of Programming and Communications.

During the last several years I am proud to have served as MSAE co-chair producing the following activities:

Thank you to everyone for your support during this transition, and please extend a hearty welcome to Jonathan.
Christopher