Self-Guided and Guided Soundwalks in Chicago’s Pedway System For the fifth consecutive year, we are excited to partner with NON:op Open Opera Works to present “Hear Below”, a soundwalk through Chicago’s Pedway system. Guided soundwalks will be available from late April to early May and …
NON:op Open Opera Works and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology are pleased to announce our fourth annual HEAR BELOW: My Pedway Soundwalk, a self-guided soundwalk through the sounding space of Chicago’s underground pedway.
By Eric Leonardson
February 9, 2019: On a cold winter afternoon in downtown Chicago more than 30 people gathered for Hear Below: Listening To Chicago Underground, a free, public soundwalk co-hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and NON:op: Open Opera Works. The founders of each of these nonprofit organizations, myself and Christophe Preissing, led the diverse group of participants through the underground pedway, a lesser-known feature of Chicago’s architectural landscape, an extended, subterranean network of passageways, built over decades,, connecting key points of transportation, commerce, and government. The walk began inside the Illinois Center at the northeast corner of Lake Street and Michigan Avenue, and concluded at the CTA Blue Line Station at Washington and Dearborn.