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Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Ryerson Woods Soundwalk Map

Here’s the hand-drawn map our soundwalkers made, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on 20 November, 2016, noting the various sounds heard on-site around Ryerson Cabin on the Des Plaines River. Below is a map of the route, starting from the Brushwood Center to Ryerson Cabin 

Soundwalk in the Pullman Historic District

You’re invited to come to a soundwalk at the Pullman National Monument during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. This event is co-presented by the Pullman National Monument, Outdoor Afro, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and Borderbend Arts Collective. It is also co-sponsored by Pullman Historic Site.

“Listen to Africa” blog maps soundscapes

Since starting the World Listening Project last year I’ve wondered what it would take to extend the practice of soundmapping beyond the European and North American continents, given the deep differences in wealth and technical infrastructure. Early this morning I received a tweet about this blog and surprising sound map project called “Listen to Africa.

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A group is taking a cycling expedition that began in the UK in March “…and will end in Namibia, passing through 30-odd countries along the way.”

This ambitious project employs an array web-based social media to map and document the journey through the soundscapes of Africa. As described, its purpose is to “…record some of the sounds of Africa – from oral histories and music to soundscapes and wildlife; recording and publishing sound seems an appropriate way to communicate from a continent that has so much to say and is so rarely heard outside of its own borders.” Continue reading “Listen to Africa” blog maps soundscapes