After the holidays I am honored to be an artist-in-residence at Ragdale. My 25-day residency will provide time for studio work and writing. Ragdale is a non-profit artists’ community in Lake Forest, Illinois. Below are a few pictures I took of the estate during the Articular Facet residency last July 2014. Continue reading
The Sound Projector, the wonderful, British music magazine and radio show, posted a Rupert Loydell’s new review of “Rub,” my 2013 CD with Auris and Gino Robair.
I am pleased to announce [rec.phonophon], a new double CD release celebrating the fifth year of the Phonophon concert series of phonography and experimental music in Frankfurt am Main.
Curated by the Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik (society for the advancement of phonography an experimental music), Phonophon has featured more than 50 concerts with local, national and international artists.
As a participating artist in 2012 my contribution to the project is “Howard CTA Station (Live Dec. 2013).”
The CD is in an edition of 500. “40 tracks give the listener the chance to go on a trip through a diverse and ever expanding sound universe.” To order a copy, listen to samples, etc., please visit http://compilation.phonophon.de/. All proceeds help organize future projects.
It’s a pleasure to announce publication of the Signal Culture Cook Book, an e-book showcasing media production recipes and tips from 23 artists doing experimental work in video, sound, digital and related media. Edited by Tammy McGovern, with an introduction by Gerar Edizel: “How to Make and Use a Piezoelectric Contact Mic” is my contribution described with clear illustrations and alternative applications.
The Signal Culture Cook Book is a collection of techniques and creative practices employed by artists working in the field of media arts. Articles include real-time glitch video processing, direct laser animation on film, transforming your drawing into a fake computer, wi-fi mapping, alternative uses for piezo mics, visualizing earthquakes in real time and using swarm algorithms to compose new musical structures. There’s even a great, humorous article on how to use offline technology for enhancing your online sentience – and more!
Contributors to the cookbook include Atif Akin, Brett Ian Balogh, Jason Bernagozzi, Michael Betancourt, Alan Bigelow, Michael Bosworth, Angélica Piedrahita, Carl Diehl, Nicholas Economos, Jesse England, Pascale Gustin, Darius Kazemi, Eric Leonardson, Evan Merz, Ellen Pearlman, Kristin Reeves, Stephanie Rothenberg, Bill Sack, Ruth Sergel, Michael Trigilio, Lee Montgomery, Charles Woodman, and Judson Wright.
New Music at the Green Mill
New music from Jeff Kowalkowski and George Flynn
Eric Leonardson – Acoustic Ecology MC
George Flynn – piano
Laila Bowie – vocals
Jeff Kowalkowski – keyboards
Mark Hardy – keyboards
Julia Miller – guitar
2:30pm MST Friday, October 17th I am giving a talk in the Listenn Symposium on Acoustic Ecologies of the American Southwest Deserts, at Arizona State University. My talk is titled, “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening,” on the fundamental role of listening in everyday experience, the arts, sciences, and humanities.
This is a postscript to mention my debut in a new role, on Sunday, September 7th, as the MC for Water Music on the Beach. Near Berger Park in Chicago, a cast of many wonderful composers and musicians performed that afternoon. This event was organized by 6018NORTH. Please visit Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology for more info.
We're setting up at the end of Rosemont 1blk e. of Sheridan, for Water Music pic.twitter.com/OO90Fjs26q
— ericleonardson (@eleona) September 7, 2014
As President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) reporting for its online newsletter is one of my routine tasks. My President’s Report report for the October-December 2014 WFAE Quarterly News announces:
- Administrative changes on the WFAE Board
- Upcoming conferences
- Review of July’s WFAE-endorsed Invisible Places | Sounding Cities symposium in Viseu, Portugal
In addition to my report, I encourage you to visit the newsletter’s sections on WFAE member’s news, “sound bites” from afield, the feature article, the events and opportunities calendar, and research and projects. As the newsletter is a static web page, please refresh your browser to be sure you are viewing the current newsletter. Past issues are saved and available online, in the WFAE News Archive.
B3 Biennale Spatial Sound Workshop for students and young professionals in Frankfurt apply by Sept. 10 http://t.co/WyacJxcZBB
— ericleonardson (@eleona) September 6, 2014
Vom 29. September bis 4. Oktober findet die Autumn School des B3-Festivals in Frankfurt statt.
Die Kosten für Studierende, die nicht dem hFMA-Netzwerk angehören: 60€, für Young Professionals: 120€.
Dies inkludiert jeweils den Eintritt zu dem gesamten Autumn School Programm, das noch weitere interessante mediengestalterische und –künstlerische Workshop bietet.
Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten für Studierende gibt es in der Jugendherberge, die in der Nähe des Veranstaltungsorts (Städelschule) liegt:
Sept 29 – Oct 4, 2014 the B3-Festival’s Autumn School will take place in Frankfurt.