I will provide a brief report on national and international activities in the field of acoustic ecology, with respect to the ASAE and World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) in my introduction. I have been serving as WFAE President since 2012. Jay and I have collaborated on sound performances since 2011, and work together as board members of the ASAE.
The program will conclude with ample time for questions and answers with Needham and anyone interested the activities of the MSAE.
This video includes the full duration of our one hour concert at Bond Chapel, on the campus of the University of Chicago. The concert begins with a solo by Birgit (trumpet) and then myself (radios, oscillator, springboard), and concludes with our duo.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
I am leading a public, interactive event on Oct. 22, part of a weekly Tuesday evening series organized by the Education Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The activities planned will actively engage the public in four ways, to “play, watch, share, and listen.” Students at SAIC, in my Field Recording/Phonography class, and Lindsey French’s “Sensing the Landscape” class, will help along with members of the MSAE and Chicago Phonography.
The event will include soundwalks with making and listening as the main activities, somehow involving field recording, culminating with a phonography performance and discussion. It will engage awareness multiple levels, concerning the social, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of sound.
New video from 2013 MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, just in from Justin Groteleuschen, shows Anna Friz and me performing and talking about our work with 100 radios as “breathing instruments” and “players,” accompanied by Springboard, reeds, and electronics. This performance and talk happened at Union Docs in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 13.
Just in and out this week, a new CD recorded with the Auris Trio (Christopher Preissing, Julia Miller, and me) and renowned the San Francisco percussionist Gino Robair. Purchase yours on Public Eyesore or download a free MP3 version from the Pan Y Rosas netlabel.
The CD (PE 125) feature duos and quartets with the members of the Auris Trio and Gino Robair, six tracks in all, recorded at ESS in 2010 by Alex Inglizian. It was exquisitely mastered by Neil Jendon. The artwork features an intaglio print I made in the 1970s. Lou Mallozzi wrote the album notes and Christopher Preissing designed the album art.
Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics
Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
Christopher Preissing – flute, electronics
Gino Robair – percussion, electronics
If you’ve never experienced our music live, this it the next best thing. Check back on this “what’s new” blog or sign up for my email list to receive news about a future CD release concert in 2014.
This issue includes “Misconceptions of a Silent North”, a feature article by Carmen Braden and a research report, “Thoughts on Cinematic Silences and Visual Narratives” by Dr. Isabelle Delmotte.
This online newsletter is a supplement to Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology, the annual print journal the WFAE publishes, and serves as a way to make available in a timely manner, news, events, opportunities, and announcements from the WFAE Board, WFAE Affiliates, and other sources of interest to those in the field of acoustic ecology.