Self-Guided and Guided Soundwalks in Chicago’s Pedway System For the fifth consecutive year, we are excited to partner with NON:op Open Opera Works to present “Hear Below”, a soundwalk through Chicago’s Pedway system. Guided soundwalks will be available from late April to early May and …
Meet us at the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) exhibitors’ table and hear MSAE members Alex Braidwood and Eric Leonardson deliver talks and music on soundwalking and nature. The Wild Things 2023 Conference invites nature enthusiasts from across Illinois and beyond to learn about …
MSAE and NON:op Open Opera Works partner with the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago to present Aural Neighborhoods 2022
Aural Neighborhoods runs Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 at 9:00am Each guided soundwalk is limited to 20 participants and will be roughly 45 mins in length. Reserve your spot HERE
Aural Neighborhoods is a soundwalk program that reveals the aural characteristics within the built environment of diverse Chicago neighborhoods. This year, teaching artists Veronica Anne Salinas and Jeanette Dominguez encounter North Lawndale and Little Italy on the Near West Side, two neighborhoods on either end of Chicago’s Douglas Boulevard. Sound trails will be created in each neighborhood with audio recordings and sonic points of interest identified on a map. Each point of interest will include one or more photos, background and listening cues, and a brief audio sample.
Guided Soundwalk in North Lawndale Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 9:00 am 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago IL 60623
Join Veronica Anne Salinas for a guided soundwalk in the historic North Lawndale neighborhood. Meet at the east entrance of steps of the Douglass Anna and Frederick Park Cultural and Community Center, located directly in front of an empty fenced in pool. The walk follows the North Lawndale Sound Trail south where Veronica and Jeanette will lead a discussion at the end.
Guided Soundwalk in the Near West Side Sunday, October 16, 2022| 9:00 am Entrance to Arrigo (Victor) Park, South Lytle Street between Ada and Cabrini
Join Jeanette Dominguez for a guided soundwalk in the historic Near West Side neighborhood. Meet at the east entrance of Victor Arrigo Park, located on S. Lytle St. between S. Ada St and W. Cabrini St. Veronica and Jeanette will provide an orientation, breathing exercise, and lead participants on the soundwalk. The walk follows the North Lawndale Sound Trail south where Veronica and Jeanette will lead a discussion at the end.
Aural Neighborhoods is part of the Chicago Architecture Center’s app available for download on October 1 from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app uses geolocation in both neighborhoods to identify Sound Trails and Sonic Points of Interest. Sound Trails and additional content, including the complete audio recording and information on our teaching artists, is available below and on the pages for North Lawndale and Near West Side. Audiences may interact on site or virtually with one or both sound trails, and they may submit their own recordings, short videos, photos, and written responses to our community archive HERE.