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.
Life and art continues to keep me busy well into the summer. This July, or what remains of it has me doing:
- WFAE President’s Report
- World Listening Day
- Invisible Places | Sounding Cities
- Sounding Out! Podcast #32: The World Listening Update – 2014 Edition
- 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, visit the Sounding Out! sound studies blog and listen to “Sounding Out! Podcast #32: The World Listening Update – 2014 Edition,” 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 two leading figures in the field: Professor Sabine Breitsameter from Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany), Professor Barry Truax from Simon Fraser University (Canada), and Raquel Castro co-organizer of Invisible Places | Sounding Cities (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.