Go at Art Institute of Chicago

Sound composition created for the imageexhibition Go in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

February 23–June 4, 2017
Modern Wing, Abbott Galleries 182–184

Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
Chicago IL 60603

My audio composition reflects and embodies the sensation of speed, rapid technological change, and cacophony using selected works from the canon of 20th Century music. These are mixed with my own sound compositions and recognizable real world sounds that document experiences, sensations, and devices for acceleration and breaking barriers of time and space. Many are iconic of artists’ interests in using technologies of speed, echoing the visual and kinetic artworks on display.

 

Fusion | Art + Technology | Hinsdale Public Library

FUSION | art + technology

Sunday, October 23
Noon-4:00 pm

At 1:00–2:00 pm I perform on the Springboard, then show everyone simple handmade ways to create electronic sound and music.

Program:

Enjoy an all-day, all-ages program at the Library exploring a variety of activities that show what can be created when art and technology are blended together. Check out the poster for full details.
Noon–4:00 pm Northern IL University STEM Lab
Noon–4:00 pm International Drone Racing Association – Chicago
Noon–1:30 pm Babycakes Gourmet Pancakes
1:00 pm–2:00 pm  Springboard performance by Eric Leonardson
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Paint with Light with Ashley Vimont

 

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Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Report from Balance-Unbalance 2016 in Manizales, Colombia

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Jardín Botánica in Manizales, Colombia on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Greetings! Here is some news from Balance-Unbalance in Manizales. Following my “Eco-sensing” talk on Monday, I presented briefly in a large global Live Audio Streaming Panel with Grant Smith on Wednesday. Video of the panel stream is now archived here on YouTube.

We enjoyed discussing our experiences and ideas about real time location-based audio and environmental listening with a large host of brilliant artists and researchers. It was genuinely a global panel with participants from Australia, Estonia, Korea, Japan, England, and USA.

BunB2015data-scienceThursday and Friday at the Universidad de Caldas, adjacent to the Jardín Botánica, we’re having the “Sounding Colombia” workshop led by members of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology: Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and Emmanuel Galvan of the Foro Mexicano de Ecología Acústica (Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology), with Grant Smith of the UK-based Soundcamp.

Visit the Balance-Unbalance 2016 website and view the Soundscape Concert program.

Balance-Unbalance helps convene people with a great body of knowledge and ideas. We can come together again for World Listening Day: Sounds Lost and Found on Monday, July 18, and through the week of July 16th-22nd, to explore one of most important ways we have to understand and design our world, through soundscape awareness and listening.

All the best,
Eric

World Listening Day 2015 Taylor & Francis Offer

WORLD LISTENING DAY 2015Until the end of August, for World Listening Day 2015 the publisher, Taylor & Francis is offering free downloads of my article, “Sound and Listening: Beyond the Wall of Broadcast Sound” in the Journal of Radio & Audio Media.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19376529.2015.1015874

Use Twitter hashtag #WLD2015 to share World Listening Day 2015 info.

 

June 5: Lecture in Klingt Gut! Symposium on Sound

klang_enOn Friday, June 5 I give a lecture on “Soundscape Awareness” at 3:00pm in “Lecture 3: Understanding Sound” with lectures until 6:00pm by Helmut Wittek: On the Sound of Microphones, and Lars Ohlendorf: Funktionale Klänge. Continue reading

Radius Episode 63, SoundTent at Camp Sherwin May 2

On International Dawn Chorus Day I am inviting local citizens to join me at the shoreline of Lake Michigan at 5:00-6:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2. My “SoundTent” will be located on the beach one block east of Sheridan Road, 20 paces past 1205 W Sherwin Avenue, in Chicago.

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Episode 63: Eric Leonardson

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B3 Autumn School Spatial Sound Workshop – Frankfurt

English version see below.

Vom 29. September bis 4. Oktober findet die Autumn School des B3-Festivals in Frankfurt statt.

Als besonderes Highlight für Audio-Interessierte gibt es den Workshop “Spatial Sound”, der sich “hands on” mit den hoch innovativen Möglichkeiten von 3D-Soundgestaltung befasst.
Der Workshop findet vom 30.9.-4.10.14 jeweils ganztägig statt. Workshop-Leiter ist Eric Leonardson, Audiokünstler aus Chicago. Gearbeitet wird mit dem SpatialSound-Wave-System des Fraunhofer Instituts.
Für diesen Workshop stehen nur begrenzte Plätze zur Verfügung. Anmeldung bis spätestens 10.9.14:
Hier das Formular für die Anmeldung:

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:

http://www.jugendherberge.de/en/youth-hostels/frankfurt479/ShortPortraet


Sept 29 – Oct 4, 2014 the B3-Festival’s Autumn School will take place in Frankfurt.

Its Workshop “Spatial Sound” from Sept. 30-Oct 4, 2014 in Frankfurt offers a special highlight for students and young professionals related to audio.
Here, the innovative approaches of 3D-sound can be explored hands on. Workshop director is Eric Leonardson, sound artist from Chicago/SAIC. Workshop language is English. The participants will work with the new SpatialSound Wave system by Fraunhofer Institute.
The system allows to place and animate sounds precisely at their defined locations in space. It allows also the creation of soundtracks for 360°-movies (“Fulldome Cinema”).
The number of participants is limited. Registration for this workshop is open until September 10, 2014 CEST:
Fees for Students: 60€: Fees for Professionals: 120€. Students studying at an institution of the hFMA-networks in Hessen: free.
The fees include access to the complete program of the B3-Autumn School.
Accommodation can be booked at the Hostel near the Autumn School’s venue:

The Arcade | Chicago Curates Columbia: Audio Arts and Acoustics

I recently helped students in Jesse Seay’s sound class use piezo disc contact microphones to build amplified sound sculptures and instruments for public interaction at The Arcade, an exhibition space at Columbia College Chicago. Their handmade electroacoustic creations were very fun and effective. The show runs for one month and closes May 2, 2014.

gallery photo In addition to piezo disc contact microphones, Jesse’s students made many simple light-sensitive oscillators grouped together in a wonderful installation room within the gallery, and in one playful—and soundful—sculptural object.

April 13, 2013 Megapolis Audio Fest With Anna Friz at Union Docs

MEGAPOLIS Pre-festival – mega_blockSaturday, April 13 at 7:30pm

@ Union Docs
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Suggested Donation: $9

My transmission art performance with good friend Anna Friz is a prelude to the following weekend’s MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a celebration of sound art. On Friday, April 12 Anna and I will visit and talk about our work with students at The New School. Our performance/installation happens at Union Docs, a non-profit center for documentary arts. Along with the acoustic space inside a multichannel array of suspended radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters; we will be adding our sounds through the instrumentarium of Springboard, Tetrax Organ, Korg MS-20, accordion, harmonica, and various effects pedals.

Chicago Calling

As posted in mid-February, the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to the art of sound. Artists including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans interact to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.

 

Tortua video online

Published on March 26, 2013

Tortua is a robotic video artwork that was on display in the Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, on March 4–27, 2013. The installation incorporates a digitally animated sequence by Rebekah Tolley, a robotic sculpture by Micheal Tolley and audio by Eric Leonardson.