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Arts & Nature Calumet 50th Anniversary Celebration, NPS Centennial

Join us for ”Arts & Nature in the Calumet Region & Nationwide” at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the National Park Service’s Centennial. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12 Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education 100 N. Lake Street 

Soundwalk at Douglas Center, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

11am Saturday, July 18: Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology celebrating World Listening Day. Dan Godston, MSAE member and co-founder of the World Listening Project, leads a soundwalk starting at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.  Tips on listening to 

Listening for the Future | American Society for Acoustic Ecology Symposium & Board retreat



The American Society for Acoustic Ecology is pleased to announce:

“Listening for the Future”

July 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010


This is the first ever national gathering of the ASAE membership and the general public hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project. Listening for the Future will take place from July 9-11, 2010. We think it’s going to be a fantastic three days, with plenty of information and inspiration to go around, and hope you will join us at this landmark event. Please be sure to register your participation in these events.


Event Highlights


  • Friday, July 9 – Citizen Sound (5-7PM FREE) opens with a wine and cheese reception, introductions to each of the ASAE chapters, and presentations by leaders in Chicago’s cultural and advocacy scene at Columbia College, 33 E. Congress Parkway, basement lobby and room # LL11. Featured keynote speakers are Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio and architect Graham Balkany of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition. A media lounge, where guests can sample CDs and peruse publications by participants, performers and ASAE members, will be open all night. Following dinner, we’ll be treated to a concert (8:30-10:30PM – $10) featuring ASAE member composers: Edmund Mooney, Viv Corringham, Andrea Polli, and Eric Leonardson with Michelle Nagai.
  • Saturday, July 10 – Head “out of town” for an afternoon soundwalk (2-4PM FREE) in Miller Woods, at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. After the dunes soundwalk, it’s back to the city for another group dinner (6:30-8:15) followed by a Chicago nightlife soundwalk (8:30-10PM FREE) in Wicker Park. This day’s events should provide plenty of opportunities for informal conversation and networking among members.
  • Sunday, July 11 ASAE members lead a workshop for children (2-3PM FREE) and families near Gallery 400, on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. ASAE members from New York, San Francisco, the Midwest, Southwest and beyond will present a concert at Gallery 400, 3:30-5:30PM at 400 S. Peoria Street (MC 034), featuring: Andrea Williams, Chicago Phonography, Andrea Callard, and Jamie Davis. This event will also be streamed live. The evening concludes with a live radio performance on ”Something Else” at 10 PM-12AM on WLUW 88.7FM, featuring Eric Leonardson, Michelle Nagai, Andrea Polli, Andrea Williams, Edmund Mooney, Viv Corringham, Jamie Davis, Chicago Phonography, and Andrea Callard.


The ASAE – Listening for the Futurelisten


During the course of these events, the ASAE‘s governing body and leaders from all the regional chapters will be meeting to brainstorm for the future of the organization. We will be soliciting input from you – our members – as we embark on this important work. Please plan to share any ideas, concerns or questions about the organization that you might have.



Photo by Eric Leonardson

All events, including both concerts, the ‘Citizen Sound’ symposium, the soundwalks and the workshop are free for ASAE members (current for 2010). All meals are pay-your-own, but we’ll be making advance reservations so will ask you to register. Transportation between venues, including the Dunes soundwalk, will be via public transit. These costs are not covered by the ASAE, but we will plan to meet and travel as a group to the Dunes soundwalk.

Travel Resources

For those of you attending from afar, please check our list of hotels and travel resources, including maps.

Additional details, locations of all venues, maps, and schedules will be posted on this web page. Please bookmark and check back often for updates.


Please use this form to complete your registration.

The suggested registration fee ($50 standard, $35 for students/seniors/artists) includes membership in the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE). Though membership is not required for symposium events, we do welcome your participation in future ASAE programs by becoming a member today.

Concert tickets are available at the door thirty minutes before concert time for $10 each (free for members). The soundwalks and workshop are free of charge.


Listening for the Future Organizing Committee:

Eric Leonardson, Chair
Michelle Nagai
Andrea Polli

Assisted by:
Jamie Davis
Jesse Seay

Listening for the Future is organized by the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project. Sponsors include Vocalo.org (89.5 FM), The National Park Service and Columbia College.


Learn how to explore a natural environment through sound. Below is additional information about the soundwalk at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:


  • Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Date: Saturday, July 10
    Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 20 N Lake Street, Miller, IN 46403

  • Listening for the Future participants in Chicago plan to meet Saturday morning at Millennium Station of the South Shore Line, to travel together as a group to Miller Station.

  • Vocalo.org 89.5FM is pleased to support the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology as a media sponsor for the Indiana Dunes Sound Walk.


Vocalo ORG.FM



  • The Paul H. Douglas Center is approximately a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Miller station on the South Shore Line.
  • Trains depart from downtown Chicago three times in the morning, arriving in time to attend the soundwalk. (Travel time: approximately 1 hour and 8 minutes.) To view the weekend train schedule between the Millennium Park station, 151 E. Randolph Street, downtown and Miller station visit http://www.nictd.com


Eastbound Weekend/Holiday

Origin Station: Millennium Station

Destination Station: Miller

Schedule Generated: Fri Mar 19 18:27:08 2010

Train Number Departure Arrival
503 08:40AM d09:48AM
603 10:45AM d11:54AM
605 12:12PM d01:21PM
505 01:35PM d02:44PM
507 04:43PM d05:52PM
509 06:22PM d07:31PM
511 09:15PM d10:24PM
513 11:15PM d12:24AM
601 12:45AM d01:48AM
Fare Type Cost
One Way $5.50
Reduced One Way $2.75
10 Ride $52.25
25 Ride $123.75
Reduced 25 Ride $68.75
Monthly Pass $159.50

Qualifications for REDUCED FARES

Children 13 Years and Younger, Seniors 65 and Older, Passengers with

f = Flag Stop d = Train Departs after Discharging Passengers

Schedule provided by www.nictd.com

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District


Westbound Weekend/Holiday Schedule

Origin Station: Miller

Destination Station: Millennium Station

Train Number Departure Arrival
600 05:56AM 07:00AM
502 08:06AM 09:13AM
606 10:03AM 11:10AM
506 01:31PM 02:39PM
608 04:16PM 05:23PM
508 06:05PM 07:11PM
610 07:46PM 08:52PM
510 10:36PM 11:43PM
Fare Type Cost
One Way $5.50
Reduced One Way $2.75
10 Ride $52.25
25 Ride $123.75
Reduced 25 Ride $68.75
Monthly Pass $159.50