exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

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Prairie In the Lake at Northerly Island with Anthony Janas | Sunday, August 13

Prairie In the Lake at Northerly Island with Anthony Janas | Sunday, August 13

Northerly By Night soundwalk with Anthony Janas. “Prairie In the Lake” reveals the world of unheard sounds just below the surface of our everyday lives. Using simple technologies for listening the aquatic world of fish, amphibians, and insects reveals an information rich sound environment.

WLD 2011: Chicago Phonography and Nighttime Soundwalk on Miller Woods trail

Join the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate World Listening Day, as they host a Chicago Phonography performance followed by a Nighttime Soundwalk on Miller Woods trail. As the sun sets, enjoy the transformation of the […]

Soundwalk at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, May 21

Join us for a soundwalk in Miller Woods at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Miller Woods Soundwalk 2010
Miller Woods Soundwalk 2010

Saturday, May 21 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
100 N Lake Street, Gary, Indiana 46403 Tel: 219-395-1772
MSAE Contact: Eric Leonardson <info@mwsae.org>


Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and World Listening Project to learn how to explore the natural environment through sound and listening. After a brief talk, get some practical experience in focused listening outdoors in Miller Woods. Participation is free to the public.


  • The Paul H. Douglas Center is a 20 to 30-minute walk north from Miller station on the South Shore Line.
  • South Shore NICTD trains depart from downtown Chicago three times in the morning. We will meet at 10:30 at Millennium Park station, 151 E. Randolph Street and take Train Number 603, departing at 10:45 a.m. Tickets cost $5.60 each way and can be purchased from a kiosk on the platform, or on-board the train. (“CLICK SAVE this link as” and download the NICTD Schedule in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Chicago and Miller are both on Central Time.) The ride lasts one hour and eight minutes, providing ample time to get acquainted, discuss the soundwalk, upcoming plans for June, and the next World Listening Day 2011 on July 18.
  • Traveling by car? Public parking is available across the street from the Paul H. Douglas Center.


Learning To Capture the Quiet

Nature Sound Recordists Campout Friday, April 30–Sunday, May 2, 2010, Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, Northwestern Wisconsin Contact: Rich Peet richpeet@comcast.net, or Rob Danielson type@uwm.edu Each year since 2003, a group of ten to twenty people has gathered for the purposes of sharing and recording natural […]

World Listening Project seeking audio for “Acoustic Mirror of the World”

The World Listening Project is seeking audio submissions for its “Acoustic Mirror of the World,” a sound sculpture/installation created for the “Synesthetic Plan of Chicago” show, marking the 100-year anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 “Plan of Chicago.” The sculpture/installation was conceived and constructed by Eric […]

Chicago Phonography at the Museum of Contemporary Art

For Immediate Release (July 16, 2009)

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Museum of Contemporary Art presents an installation and five performances by members of Chicago Phonography (Chad Clark, Brett Ian Balogh, and Eric Leonardson). In the installation, Chicago Phonography (the name of the piece as well as the collective’s name), take recorded ambient sounds from the urban environment and translate them into an engaging and continuous visual experience. (more…)

Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, June 1—September 30, 2009

The World Listening Project has built a public sound installation for the Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, an art exhibition co-curated by Annie Heckman and Daniel Godston, in the Visitor Information Center of the Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street).This  Flickr photostream shows the construction […]