Transportation: The #151 and #147 CTA buses stop a block away on Sheridan Road, and the Jarvis stop on the CTA Red Line is a 9-minute walk. Public parking is on the street or the lot at the corner of Sherwin Ave. and Sheridan Rd.
Weather forecast: Clear skies and temps in the low 60’s.
On April 6, 2017 Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W. Long, and Eric Leonardson provide a workshop on public engagement in urban soundscape awareness based on their recent experience collaborating in the Night Out In The Parks soundwalk series and The 606 Soundscape Project. All three are MSAE members and teaching artists who use/explore/engage soundwalks in their socially engaged art practices.
You are invited to participate in the seventh annual World Listening Day 2017, an annual global event held on July 18.
This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground.”
“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016)
In addition to this year’s theme, WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on 26 November 2016.
Use hashtag #WLD2017 to connect our global community across social media.
World Listening Day 2017 is an opportunity to consider and engage one another in an ear-minded, soundscape approach to our environment, to understand our shared role in making and listening across cultures, generations, places, disciplines, and communities, and to reflect and honor the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, an influential woman pioneer of electronic music composition and improvisation, as well as a founder of the practice called Deep Listening. July 18, the birthday of R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933), Canadian composer and founder of the World Soundscape Project and acoustic ecology.
Breen notes that support of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks (NOITP) program helps Chicago teaching artists plan and lead our soundwalks. The schedule will be announced in early spring. Parks proposed for soundwalks this year include Ping Tom Park, Big Marsh, and West Ridge Nature Reserve, among others.
Also mentioned, Friday, March 17, Leonardson will present in the Shapiro Research Symposium with architect, Linda Nelson Keane, and artist, Lindsey M. French, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s LeRoy Neiman Center.