Life and art continues to keep me busy well into the summer. This July, or what remains of it has me involved in:
- WFAE President’s Report
- World Listening Day
- Invisible Places | Sounding Cities
- Podcast for Sounding Out!
- Articular Facet Residency at Ragdale
- 25 Years In Wicker Park, Moving Out
WFAE President’s Report
Every three months, in my role as the President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, I write a report the organization’s online newsletter. Please have a look at the July-September issue of the WFAE Quarterly News.
World Listening Day
Friday, July 18 is 2014 World Listening Day. This annual event presents several exciting activities. In Chicago, the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and World Listening Project (WLP) are happy to have Matthew Griffin, SAIC alum and with the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology, and MSAE member, Norman W. Long leading a soundwalk in Millennium Park. Join us at the south end of the Lurie Garden, at 6:00 pm. Following the soundwalk join us for a reception at ARU studio space, 625 N. Michigan Ave. Participation is free and open to the public. Info:
Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 pm Monica Ryan leads a soundwalk in Miller Woods in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 15,000 acres of land maintained and protected by the National Park Service, who also observe World Listening Day. Meet us in the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at 100 N Lake Street, in Gary, Indiana. Parking is conveniently located across the street. Participation is free and open to the public. Please visit the WLP’s World Listening Day post to learn more about what you can do.
Podcast for Sounding Out!
Also on World Listening Day, the Sounding Out! sound studies blog published a new podcast exploring the themes, concepts, and history of World Listening Day and Acoustic Ecology. This collaboration with SAIC Sound Instructor Monica Ryan and audio producer, musician Tom Haigh presents German media scholar and curator, Prof. Sabine Breitsameter from Hochschule Darmstadt, Canadian composer and Prof. Barry Truax from Simon Fraser University, and Raquel Castro co-organizer of the Invisible Places | Sounding Cities symposium in Viseu, Portugal.
Invisible Places | Sounding Cities
You won’t see me in Chicago for World Listening Day because I am participating in Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in Viseu, Portugal, active as an artist and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, chairing paper sessions. The symposium happens July 18–20. At its conclusion, I’m honored to perform solo on Sunday, July 20 at Misericórdia Church. Check the IPSC program to watch and listen to its live stream.
Dissecting Adam: Articular Facet Residency at Ragdale
I am performing in Julia A. Miller’s improvised opera project, Dissecting Adam on Saturday, July 26 at 4:00 pm. This one-of-a-kind opera work takes place at the Ragdale artists’ retreat in Lake Forest, Illinois.
25 Years In Wicker Park, Moving Out
I’ll try to get to this story a bit later.