Dear Listening Community, 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. Read our Fall 2017 Newsletter here.
Free soundwalk and sound mapping activity with Chicago artist @normanwlong tomorrow, 1pm tomorrow at Garden of the Phoenix. This session explores time, culture and space. All welcome 💚👂🍁 . . . . #ChicagoParkDistrict #InfernoCPD #chicagoparks #SoundRecreation #chicagoartist #chicagoart #chicagoevents #chicagonature #cultureartsandnature #soundart #soundwalk
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!
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
Wednesday, December 21 6:00–7:00 pm “Wild Wednesdays” inside Garfield Park Conservatory with Amanda Gutiérrez. Meet at the Palm House, 300 N. Central Park Avenue.
Sunday, December 11 1:00–2:00 pm West Ridge Nature Preserve (Park No. 568) with Eric Leonardson. Meet outdoors at entrance 5801 N. Western Avenue. Afterward, stay for pizza and discussion of Calling Frog Survey winter workshops.CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORMS