NON:op Open Opera Works and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology are pleased to announce our fourth annual HEAR BELOW: My Pedway Soundwalk, a self-guided soundwalk through the sounding space of Chicago’s underground pedway.
Join us for MSAE’s sixth annual series of free, public soundwalks in the parks with support from the Chicago Park Districtâ€™s Night Out In the Parks program, launching on Saturday, July 10. Our thematically focused events are special and highly accessible ways to discover mindfulness through listening, led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience for all ages.
Five videos made by eight teaching artists premiered on November 14, 2020 for the Virtual Soundwalks in Chicago: A Screening & Launch Party. Hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, they address diverse themes and interests including nature, queering in the parks, disability, and citizen science. This focus was created originally for in-person, on site soundwalks in Chicago with support from the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In the Parks” arts and cultures program.
Due to the safety and health concerns imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the originally planned program was canceled and adapted to a new form of virtual soundwalks. In addition to the five videos in this playlist, we include two that premiered in the Chicago Park District’s new “Your Night Out At Home” program in October 2020.
Visit mwsae.org/chicagoparks to learn more on acoustic ecology, the Singing Insects Monitoring Program, Deep Listening, and field recording.