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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.

Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman W Long | November 25

Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman at Osaka Garden in Jackson Park, Chicago offers a free workshop in soundwalking and sound mapping.

Birds, Bikes & Beer – Saturday, 9/16

Birds, Bikes & Beer – Saturday, 9/16

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!

World Listening Day “Listening to the Ground” July 18, 2017

World Listening Day “Listening to the Ground” July 18, 2017

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 […]

Night Out In the Parks Chicago Soundwalk Series Continues in October & November

Join your neighbors in soundwalks with Chicago teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience in our sound environment as a listener and performer of your soundscape

Highland Park Public Library Presents: Earth Day Harmony with Nature

13896378819_be8d0b8990_zEric Leonardson of the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology will introduce the concept of Soundscape Ecology and lead participants in a sound walk. This is an all ages event.

Saturday, April 18
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Show Map

 

“What If Sound Matters Too?” with Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Scott Bernstein suggests that both reduced noise exposure and increased intentional soundscape enhancement is achievable, affordable, and even good for the economy, providing agendas for research, demonstration, and local policies that can make healthy soundscapes attainable.

MSAE Celebrates Douglas Center Silver Anniversary, Saturday June 25

Enjoy the natural beauty of Miller Woods. Celebrate families, soundscape, and education from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and honor the 25th anniversary of the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education and “Leave No Child Inside” month.

Membership for 2010, Looking Ahead, Good News

Millennium Park, Chicago
Millennium Park, Chicago

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.

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