World Listening Day 2017 | Listening to the Ground

Join The Lucky Trikes, World Listening Project, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and me to celebrate World Listening Day. This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground,” created by composer and sound artist Pauline Oliveros.

We start at 6:00 PM and conclude at 7:30 PM, in Garibaldi Park.

Address:
1520 W Polk St
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Find us on top of the hill.

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The Lucky Trikes is a storytelling chamber band, and another Night Out in the Parks partner. We will lead a soundwalk around the park as part of World Listening Day. We’ll do some “ear cleaning” exercises conceived by R. Murray Schafer and some community listening, and even Deep Listening as conceived by Pauline Oliveros.

And read lots of stories about nature and city sounds and listening!

Take a walk at night, and walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears.—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

Pauline Oliveros in 2015. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

World Listening Day is an annual global event held on July 18, the birthday of Canadian composer and founder of acoustic ecology, R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933). This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground” devised by Pauline Oliveros who passed last Thanksgiving Day at age 84. As a well-known woman pioneer of electronic music composition, improviser, teacher, and founder of Deep Listening, she was a friend and inspiration to many of us. Continue reading

Interview By John Lane, Standing In The Stream Episode 19

Standing in the Stream, Hosted by John Lane: Episode 19

This episode features a conversation with prolific Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Eric Leonardson. We chatted about his work as an instrument inventor/improvisor, his history with experimental theater in Chicago, and acoustic ecology.

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Video of 2014 Myopic Books Performance

Video a performance on May 19, 2014 with Carol Genetti (voice), Albert Wildeman (bass), and Katherine Young (bassoon); I am performing on the Springboard. This was recorded and edited by John Dworkin. The performance took place in the weekly Myopic Books Improvised/Experimental Music Series in Chicago.

 

Excerpts: Carol Genetti, Eric Leonardson, Albert Wildeman, Katherine Young from John Dworkin on Vimeo.

7PM, Wed. Feb. 4 Articular Facet Performs Bracken In RhinoFest 2015

7PM , Wed. Feb. 4 RhinoFest 2015
Prop Theater
3502 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

I perform in “Bracken (after Christian Wolff)” by Nicolas Collins (2014) with Articular Facet.
Bracken adapts the language of circuits and software for interpretation by any instrument. A computer generates and projects a live streaming score that that directs the payers to interact with one another following rules derived from binary logic and various methods of analog and digital signal processing. Articular Facet first performed Bracken for the Chicago Composers’ Consortium in 2014.

Performers include: Sam Bradshaw, contrabass; Johanna Brock, violin; Mark Hardy, electronics; Deirdre Harrison, voice and objects; Ed Herrmann, skatchbox; Dan Godston, trumpet; Eric Leonardson, springboard; Jeff Kowalkowski, Nord; Julia Miller, electric guitars; William Jason Raynovich, cello; Sid Samberg, viola and piano; Will Soderberg, electronics

Also performed this evening, “The Hound” by Mark Hardy.

Explanation and instructions of Bracken score.

Phonophon 5 Year Anniversary Double-CD

Phonophon compilation CD

 

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.

 

May 19 Improvised/Experimental Music At Myopic Books

Katie Young collaboration with visual artist Sae Jun Kim
7:30pm Monday, May 19, 2014
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Eric Leonardson (springboard) performs with Carol Genetti (voice), Albert Wildeman (bass), and Katherine Young (bassoon)

The music happens in the reading room upstairs. Admission Free

March 28, Perfomance with Jonathan Chen and Anne Guthrie at Panopoly Lab

8pm Thursday, MARCH 28, 2013

The Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
http://panoplylab.org/space/

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panoply labs imageI perform on this evening with Jonathan Chen (violin) and Anne Guthrie (french horn).

Also performing that evening an fantastic group of improvising musicians on acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments:
SULT – Tony Dryer (contrabass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Guro Skumsnes Moe (contrabass), Håvard Skaset (acoustic guitar), from Norway.
https://soundcloud.com/sult/sets/demo/s-46Dab

PascAli – Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper (prepared bass duo)

Jack Wright (saxophone) and Andrew Drury (percussion) – http://www.springgardenmusic.com/

David Grollman (percussion)

Owen Stewart-Robinson (guitar) and Brad Henkel (trumpet)

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November 19 at Myopic With Albert Wildeman (bass)

Eric Leonardson performs at Myopic. (Photo taken by Aaron Zarzutski, August 2008)

7:30 PM, Monday, November 19

Myopic Bookstore
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622
Find us up on the second floor.

Albert Wildeman (bass) and Eric Leonardson (springboard, electronics) perform in the weekly Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series, curated by Fred Lonberg-Holm, Brian Labycz and Aaron Zarzutzki.

More info the Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series: www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html

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Photos of Baschet Brother’s musical sculpture

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Aluminum Piano with Ed Herrmann and Timothy Grundydetail of Baschet's Aluminun PianoEd Herrmann tests Baschet Brothers Aluminum Piano

Baschet Brother’s musical sculpture, a set on Flickr.

Friday, July 1 at 2–3 p.m. 4th floor, in the museum’s gallery experimental musicians Hal Rammel, Eric Leonardson, and Ed Herrmann will play and accompany François and Bernard Baschet’s Aluminum Piano (1962). Free with museum admission.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

This performance is a part of the exhibition Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s
July 1 – October 30, 2011
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