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2014 Year-in-Review

MSAE 2014 year-in-review, plus what’s ahead in 2015. We hope this New Year has started off well as we take time to reflect and take note of our activities and prospects. Happily, the MSAE had an extremely productive 2014. Highlights of the year and into […]

2012 news and membership reminder

Hello MSAE members and Happy New Year to you all. This message serves as a bit of a primer for 2012 as well as a call for renewing your annual memberships. Its that time of year again colleagues!  We have made it even easier to […]

Winter/Spring 2011 Meeting Schedule

Our New Year kicks off with a series of monthly meetings. Please mark your calendar and join us.

MSAE members meet, Jan 23 2011
MSAE-WLP members Jan 23 2011

Sunday January 23 2011 Kick-off meeting

4:00 pm, at the Woodlawn Tap (formerly known as Jimmy’s) in the West Room, 1172 E 55th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (773) 643-5516. Google Map

This will be a planning meeting and social event, a chance to get caught up on our efforts, reacquainted with one another, and announce new initiatives. Also, it’s a chance to begin or renew your American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) membership. As always, local World Listening Project board members and supporters are invited and will be participating. Following the meeting, you may walk with us to The Renaissance Society for a free concert by Tony Conrad at 8 pm.

on the stage something happened
Jay Needham: Ars Memoria...

Friday, Febuary 18 Jay Needham: Ars Memoria…

7–9:00 pm at The (New) Corpse

1511 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

Jay Needham will present selections from recent works in a lecture titled Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place. Jay will be finishing a chapter on the sounds of Mashinima and planning an evening of radio art and surround sound works for the April 2011 Out of the Box Contemporary Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Jay is a Sound and Media Artist who teaches in the Communications Department at Southern Illinois University, and a member of the MSAE.

Viv Corringham photo
Viv Corringham Shadow-walks

Wednesday, March 16 Viv Corringham: Shadow-walks project

7–9:00 pm Room 616, Columbia College

33 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605

Viv Corringham comes to Chicago in March to talk about her Shadow-walks project. This began in 2003 and has occurred in 15 places in the USA, Canada and Europe. It is rooted in her interest in people’s relationship with familiar places, and involves three main elements: walking with others, listening to environmental sound, and her own improvised singing. She will play selections of work based on recent artist residencies at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Portugal and the Deep Listening Institute in New York State. Viv is a vocal artist and composer based in Minneapolis, and a longtime member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology.

CANCELED: April 16 Steve Jones: Netsch soundwalk at UIC

2–5:00 pm, Room 1169, Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB)

1007 W. Harrison Street
University of Illinois at Chicago

Please check back for updates, as we plan to add soundwalks, workshops, and other events to our Spring and Summer 2011 schedule.

Welcome 2011, Announcements and Thanks

The start of the new year is a great time to join the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE). With your membership comes the annual Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology.

October 2010 Announcements

Local meetings, radio broadcasts, exhibitions, soundwalks, membership news, and acoustic ecology-related events and resources for the month of October, 2010

“Listening for the Future” 2010 ASAE Symposium and Retreat


The American Society for Acoustic Ecology

“Listening for the Future”

July 9–11, 2010

News of the results of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology’s first-ever national symposium and Board of Directors’ retreat is spreading. Hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project, Listening for the Future helped raise awareness of acoustic ecology in Chicago, and it is hoped, positions the ASAE for a more active role in building awareness about acoustic ecology, and helping individuals who seek to actively engage and apply its ideas and practices through more effective leadership.

Eric Leonardson’s report about Listening for the Future was published in the September/October 2010 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Newsletter. New York Society for Acoustic Ecology member and ASAE Treasurer, Edmund Mooney reported on Listening for the Future for the 2010 issue of Soundscape, The Journal of Acoustic Ecology.

Visit the ASAE “Listening for the Future” symposium page to see the variety and sequence of the symposium’s events. Check back to mwsae.org for the conference proceedings to be published on this website.

Also, see photos and listen to some of the sounds from our symposium on our Facebook page.

OSIS–One Square Inch of Silence

Many people are learning and talking about Gordon Hempton’s One Square Inch of Silence book and project at Olympic National Park. The MSAE is proud to have Elliott Berger as one of its members who also serves on the board of the One Square Inch […]

Membership for 2010, Looking Ahead, Good News

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 […]

ASAE welcomes new chapter: Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

On February 8, 2009 the Chicago-based members of the World Listening Project (WLP) agreed to establish the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), an affiliate of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology.

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) is a chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments, and the U.S. affiliate of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology founded in 1993.

Membership to the MSAE is being encouraged through a special offer. If five people join the MSAE for $50 in 2009,  the MSAE will get a bonus from the ASAE. Student, Senior, Artist, and limited income memberships are $30–49. Membership benefits are listed here and on the membership form.

The Chicago-based members of the WLP thank Andrea Polli, Jonny Farrow, and Michelle Nagai from the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE) and the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) for their help in founding the MSAE.

For more information about becoming a member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), please contact Eric Leonardson at info@mwsae.org