Join your neighbors in soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience for all ages.
IN SOUNDWALKS WITH
TEACHING ARTISTS FOR A UNIQUE
IN OUR SOUND
AS A LISTENER AND
Chicago Park Districtâ€™s Night Out in the Parks soundwalks series explore our relationship the sounds around us. Discover the sounds of the cityâ€™s life: people, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, and fish. Become a citizen scientist.
For all agesâ€”admission free.
Saturday, August 6 5â€“6 pm with Norman W. Long at Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Meet at Refectory near swimming pool.
Friday, August 12 7â€“8 pm with Amanda Gutierrez* at Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Meet at Field House, in partnership with Yollocalli.
Saturday, August 27 10â€“11 am with Eric Leonardson at West Ridge Nature Preserve, 5801 N. Western Ave. Meet at Western Avenue Entrance.
Dates, times, instructors and/or programs are subject to change, please call 773-342-5012 for the most up-to-date information.
Soundwalks In the Parks is presented as part of the Chicago Park Districtâ€™s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 120 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.
A Soundwalk isâ€¦
- For everyoneâ€™s enjoyment and learning
- Any walk â€œwhose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound
around us no matter where we are.â€
- Environmental sounds are not just â€œnoiseâ€ but â€œinformationâ€ telling us whatâ€™s happening
- Each soundwalk lasts less than one hour
A Soundscape isâ€¦
- Every sound in your landscape, wherever you are
- Always changing, no sound is ever the same
- Not always noticed and often ignored
- A natural resource
- A design made in sound