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Tag: acoustic ecology

A Soundwalk Idea for Chicago’s Bauhaus District by the Michael Reese Hospital Campus

MSAE member Dan Goston writes that the Michael Reese Hospital Campus is an unique piece of Chicago’s great architectural legacy located in its historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Tragically, and even absurdly, the MRH Campus faces what increasingly appears to be demolition by the City of Chicago in order to make for an uncertain future Olympic village. The Gropius in Chicago Coalition and other organizations is attempting to save the MRH. Dan concludes with a list of potential impacts that demolition will have upon the acoustic ecology of the city and region.

WFAE May-June 2009 Newsletter published

The newsletter features reports on the Sound Megalopolis conference held in March in Mexico City

Listening to Our Planet

Monday, April 20 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Conaway Center, 11 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor
Columbia College, Chicago, IL  60605.

Listening to Our Planet is a daylong event that celebrates the Earth and its natural beauty and resources, and raises awareness about environmental issues. This multi-disciplinary event is a part of Columbia College’s Critical Encounters Earth Week 2009 program, organized under the theme of “Human / Nature” http://www.colum.edu/criticalencounters/

Listening to Our Planet will showcase art works by individuals and community groups, including the World Listening Project. Participating departments and programs include the Columbia College English Department and New Millennium Studies program.

For more info contact Daniel Godston dgodston@gmail.com

Megalópolis sonoras. Identidad cultural y sonidos en peligro de extinción. México 2009

Report by Eric Leonardson Sound Megalopolis: Sounds in danger of extinction took place from March 23-27, 2009 at the gorgeous Fonoteca Nacional in the Coyaocán area of Mexico City. The site of the Fonoteca Nacional is the former home of the great Mexican poet Octavio […]

ASAE welcomes new chapter: Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

announcement of the founding of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), an affiliate of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology.