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Fall 2017 Newsletter

The team at the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology thanks YOU, our wonderful MSAE community for a year of activity and participation that continued to bring about change in the hearts and minds of listeners across the region.

“Tangles and Flows: Connective Listening” Soundwalk with Lindsey French, Sunday, August 6

“Tangles and Flows: Connective Listening” Soundwalk with Lindsey French, Sunday, August 6

Communication often focuses on the sender, but what is possible when we consider our role as a receiver? What kind of communication is sense-based? Drawing on biological modes of communication, visitors will be invited to engage in practices of active and sensual listening.

Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

Between the Wind and the Ground | Saturday, July 29th

3pm – 5pm
Big Marsh
11555 S. Stony Island
Chicago, IL 60633

Join teaching sound artists Norman W. Long and Sara Zalek on a soundwalk focusing on movement and nature. This event is brought to you by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Night Out In the Parks summer programming. Free for the public!

Please be mindful of marsh conditions and summer weather, you may need: long pants, water, sunscreen and non-toxic bug repellent.

+Norman W. Long info
+Sara Zalek info

Transportation Update:
+For those of you taking public transportation: we will provide a shuttle from the Stony Island Garage Terminal (and 103rd St.) at 2:45pm. Please email veronica@mwsae.org with any questions.
+For those of you driving: parking is off of Stony Island Ave.

We will meet at the parking lot before the soundwalk begins.


Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

Night Out In The Parks 2017 Summer Soundwalk Series

Discover Chicago’s SUMMER SOUNDSCAPES Break away from your daily routine. Renew your sense of place through mindfulness walks & listening in the parks. Join your neighbors in soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching […]

Chicago Wildsounds Presents “Rooted in Sound: A Night of Soundscapes” – Thursday, March 5

Chicago Wildsounds is proud to present “Rooted in Sound: A Night of Soundscapes” at DePaul Art Museum 5:30pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Featuring lecture by Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, one of today’s leading acoustic ecologists, and sound performances by Zach Moore and Owen Davis.

Call for Participation: Nuit Blanche – Paris

Nuit BlancheMixage Fou invites all artists to create and disseminate sound experiments in the gym Marcel Cerdan and also celebrate the launch of Mixage Fou’s 6th edition. NUIT BLANCHE is October 4, 2014 from 19h to 3am at Gymnasium Marcel Cerdan 3 bis rue Eugène Oudiné 75013 Paris. The presentation rooms are: gym, boxing gym, dance hall. Submit artistic projects in performance, installation, live, experimental forms, multichannel soundscapes, etc. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2014. Click for more information and complete submission guidelines.

Invitation to Improvisation: Water Music

This musical series responds to and highlights Chicago’s location next to water. From compositions and scores involving multiple performers to solo performances, this series highlights music that reflects, reacts to, or personifies the sounds of water. Essential to existence yet abundant, water is both profoundly symbolic and an elemental material. The performances – sited near water – draw metaphorically and/or actually from the sounds of water.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Newsletter, Special Features By MSAE Members

MSAE members Dan Godston and Eric Leonardson are featured authors of articles on the 2011 World Listening Day and WFAE International Conference, “Crossing Listening Paths” held in Corfu, Greece, for the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Newsletter.

November meeting, Deborah Stratman’s “Sonic Warfare”

Deborah Stratman's sound installation in the Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage
Deborah Stratman's sound installation, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage

Mark your calenders for this month’s Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project meeting featuring a special presentation by Deborah Stratman

Time/Date: 1:00–3:30 pm Sunday, November 21
Location: Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Attendance is free and open to the public


Illinois Arts Council support to individual artists

  Re-post from The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) website: Overview The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) has a long history of support for Illinois’ individual artists.  Until this year, the IAC Artist Fellowship Program had continuously provided fellowships to Illinois creative artists for more than 20 […]