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Report: World Listening Day 2015 Soundwalk at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Report, photos, and audio by Christopher Preissing On Saturday, July 18 (World Listening Day 2015), Dan Godston led a soundwalk at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Trail. In spite of predictions for extremely hot and humid temperatures, nine hearty listeners braved the heat on what […]

Positive Sound Design in Urban Soundscapes – Chicago Tribune

This week, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin and I had a good chat about the positive role of sound in the design and experience of urban spaces. While noise problems at O’Hare Airport and Wrigley Field gain attention, we focused ways that sound reduces […]

‘scapes Sound Walk in the West Loop

Saturday, June 13 • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chicago Artists Coalition

217 North Carpenter, Chicago

'scapes Sound WalkAs the final programmatic element to his ‘scapes BOLT exhibition, Norman W. Long (MSAE) will take participants on a sound walk of the West Loop. Long will retrace his field-recording walks in a different season with a decidedly different technology (our ears). A sound walk is a guided or unguided tour where one listens to their environment. We will be mindful of sounds that drift by, come to the forefront, drop in the background, stay with us and fade away. The sounds we listen to become part of our own stories or lives and affect us in a similar way of language. A sound walk is important to our understanding of place and how we define our communities.

Participants will gather outside the front door of the Chicago Artists Coalition, located at 217 North Carpenter Street, at 11 a.m. to commence the tour.

RSVP to: bolt@chicagoartistscoalition.org

sound map
http://aporee.org/maps/work/projects.php?project=scapes

Essay + Performance
http://intothebreaks.blogspot.com/2015/03/scapes-essay-performance.html

Video
https://vimeo.com/123048067

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 […]

Mixage Fou Chicago Sound Bank Call for Submissions – Deadline – September 27

Beginning October 4 the Mixage Fou Sound Bank will be available for the creation of original sound pieces. Works may be music compositions, sound narration, soundscapes, crazy mixes, etc. The duration is limited to 80 seconds. The deadline for submission of original sound pieces is November 16.

World Listening Day 2014 At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Saturday, July 19

1:00 pm Saturday, July 19

 

Soundwalk at Miller Woods, May 2014
Soundwalk at Miller Woods, May 2014

Join us for a public soundwalk in Miller Woods for World Listening Day 2014. This year’s theme is “Listen To You!”

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) member Monica Ryan will open your senses to the soundscapes of the oak savannah and wetlands marsh in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, with its surrounding mix of wildlife habitat and steel industry.

Meet us on Saturday, July 19 at the Paul H. Douglas Environmental Education Center, 100 N Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403

In some places along the walk mosquitoes may be present and abundant. Wearing long sleeves and pants will help avoid bites. This event is free to public and supported by the U.S. National Park Service.

Happy 2013! Announcing New Members, Journal, Honors & Awards

A lot of things are happening in the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, here’s a list that includes some things you can do.

WSIU to Host Fall Soundwalk on Tuesday, October 23

WSIU to Host Fall Soundwalk on Tuesday, October 23 for the general public with the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology. Dave Armstrong, host of the WSIU Radio program Sounds Like Radio, will lead the soundwalk, which is being presented in association with the SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts’ Imagined Geographies Initiative.

Invitation to Improvisation: Water Music

Invitation to Participate in the Water Music Series : A Field Recording Improvisation at Berger Park

September 30, 3-7pm

Water Music
This musical series responds to and highlights Chicago’s location next to water. From compositions and scores involving multiple performers to solo performances, this series highlights music that reflects, reacts to, or personifies the sounds of water. Essential to existence yet abundant, water is both profoundly symbolic and an elemental material. The performances – sited near water – draw metaphorically and/or actually from the sounds of water.

Presented by 6018NORTH and curated by Tricia van Eck

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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 […]