Dear Listening Community, 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. Read our Fall 2017 Newsletter here.
Free soundwalk and sound mapping activity with Chicago artist @normanwlong tomorrow, 1pm tomorrow at Garden of the Phoenix. This session explores time, culture and space. All welcome 💚👂🍁 . . . . #ChicagoParkDistrict #InfernoCPD #chicagoparks #SoundRecreation #chicagoartist #chicagoart #chicagoevents #chicagonature #cultureartsandnature #soundart #soundwalk
Soundwalk from 4pm – 5pm
Big Marsh Park
Park No. 564
11559 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60633
Norman W. Long (MSAE) and Sara Zalek (Butoh Chicago) will lead a soundwalk focusing on movement with nature. This performance/walk will deal with themes of repair, recovery, and resilience. Norman and Sara will perform a duo of electronic music improvisation and movement as part of the soundwalk.
Our idea is to engage the community with a soundwalk. A soundwalk is a guided exploration of a site using listening focused skills. We will listen to how the site sounds, as we are moving through it. We believe that through listening we have a tool to define communities and ourselves. We can also use those tools to shape who we are and where we live. We will be listening for changes, interactions, conditions, weather, traffic, animals, insects, people, vehicles and other factors in what makes a place what it is. Our performances are an example of how we can creatively engage a soundscape through listening, movement, meditation, amplification, and improvisation.
*Please bring sun protection and water!
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.
Dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day since its inception in 2010. Help share and grow participation in this annual event by adding your information to the World Listening Project‘s online form: https://goo.gl/forms/Zwsiu5GU7Dz7DfNV2
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.
Saturday, October 29 3:30–5:00 pm Washington Park with Norman W. Long. Meet in the Sculpture Garden at DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place. View map
Wednesday, November 2 from 6:00-7:00 join us to walk with the Community Procession, celebrating Dia de Muertos with ElevArte Community Studio. After the procession, Amanda Gutiérrez* leads a soundwalk from 7:00–8:00 pm. Meet at Fieldhouse at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St. This is part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program.
Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks soundwalks series explores our relationship with all the sounds around us. Discover the sounds of the city’s life: people, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, and fish. Become a citizen scientist. For all ages—admission free.
7 PM, Wednesday September 21
.Columbia College, Basement, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago IL 60605
The Midwest Society Acoustic Ecology and Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics at Columbia College present Scott Bernstein, President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. His presentation, titled What If Sound Matters Too?: Revisiting the Potential for Healthy Soundscape will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Admission free.
Scott Bernstein is co-founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a 33 year-old Chicago-based national innovations center that promotes healthy and productive communities. CNT’s work applies geographic information to the redesign of urban and economic systems to help reveal, focus and better utilize local resources. CNT was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2009.
Continue reading ““What If Sound Matters Too?” with Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology”
Saturday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project for a
presentation and soundwalk at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
100 N Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403
MSAE Contact, Eric Leonardson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the soundscapes and natural beauty of Miller Woods. Learn about Acoustic Ecology. Discover nature in the city. Draw a sound map. Listen for the voices of the wild. This free, family-friendly event celebrates both the 25th anniversary of the Douglas Center and “Leave No Child Inside” month. This day-long event kicks off 10 a.m. at the South Shore Centre for the Arts across Lake street from the Miller train station. The Silver Celebration brings together many local community groups and partnerships, all with fun activities planned.
Learn about the many educational and recreational activities available in our region along the southern shores of Lake Michigan, from kayaking, swimming, and hiking to learning from scientists, park managers, and artists. The keynote speaker for the day’s event will be photographer and author, Dudley Edmondson, who will present some of his stunning nature photography and share tips for connecting with the outdoors on an interactive hike in Miller Woods. Other speakers, presentations, and activities will take place throughout the day. Check the park’s website for updates on the schedule of events.
A message to American Society for Acoustic Ecology members from Michelle Nagai, Membership Coordinator/Treasurer:
Greetings Members, and Happy New Year!
The time has come to renew your membership in the American Society for Acoustic Ecology.
Our membership year coincides with the calendar year. Please follow the link below to renew your membership for 2010. Note that it’s now possible to make your membership payment via PayPal, or through the mail with a check or money order.
The membership form can be accessed here directly:http://acousticecology.org/asae/documents/ASAE_MemberForm_2010.pdf
And the PayPal link can be accessed here: http://www.acousticecology.org/asae/
For those with memberships active in 2009, you’ll be receiving a copy of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology very soon. The current volume, edited by the Australian affiliate of the WFAE, will be mailed at the end of the month.