Soundwalking & Acoustic Ecology | Chicago Parks Foundation

I thank the Chicago Parks Foundation for the interview and post on June 1st, “Soundwalking in Chicago Parks,” highlighting the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Night Out In the Parks soundwalk series, employing local teaching artists with support of the Chicago Park District.

I describe how our thematically-focused soundwalks can serve as immersive, mindful ways to entertain, research, and discover a rich variety of meanings and interrelationships in one’s soundscape.

Soundwalks are free events, held across Chicago by various artists who have relationships with music, dance, socially engaged art and technology, black history, citizen science, nature, and landscape architecture. Teaching artists, many who are alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  have their own relationships with the residents of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and with local staff and volunteers, actively engage residents in the care and use of these parks. Given our focus on the ecological practice of soundwalking and listening, residents gain a unique and enhanced understanding of their soundscape that builds deeper relationships with individuals and community.

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.

 

In the Media | Sound experts make art of the noise all around

On January 19 Chicago Tribune, columnist Barbara Brotman published this interview with me.

We discussed urban soundscape awareness, the upcoming soundwalk in Ryerson Woods and concert by Chicago Phonography, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 organized in partnership with the Brushwood Center, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), and World Listening Project. If you can pass the pay wall with a digital subscription to the Chicago Tribune, I’m told there is a video interview with me in the online version of the article. The soundwalk and performance was free for public participation. MSAE will report on the event in late February.

Explorations in Sound, Vol. 4 The Sound of Live Performance – Various Artists

cd_big90My work, titled “Feedback.mono” is on Explorations in Sound, Volume 4, The Sound of Live Performance, a net label release curated by Furthernoise editor Roger Mills. The release is a 23 track compilation of noisemakers responding to the theme of the incidental and unexpected audio consequences of live performance, and is free to download with printed sleeve from the February/March 2011 issue of Furthernoise.org.

This compilation on The Sound of Live Performance assembles those “sound failures, the misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads, calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration” that offer sources for eclectic new material.

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Alt_tech: CEC—eContact! 12.3 – Instrument – Interface

Handheld Audio Art Devices, article published in June at http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/12_3/

eContact! is the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s (CEC) online journal of electroacoustics launched in May 1998 as the successor to its print journal, Contact! …published four times a year in French and English. Guest editors have been invited to coordinate one issue per year. Articles, reviews, interviews, commentaries and analyses are featured in the journal, supported by audio and video files. All freely available to the public.

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Topping the List of LMJ’s “Most Downloaded Articles”

Leonardo Music JournalNic Collins informed me that my 2007 article, “The Springboard: The Joy of Piezo Disk Pickups for Amplified Coil Springs” has topped the list of Leonardo Music Journals “Most Downloaded Articles.”

My article was published in LMJ Volume 17 and is a free download intended to educate and inspire you to make your own to explore and discover sounds. Please enjoy.

Video: “CHARLES COHEN AT THE BUCHLA MUSIC EASEL”

This is a wonderful video of CHARLES COHEN at The BUCHLA MUSIC EASEL a new short film by Alex Tyson on Vimeo. Since our first meeting back in 1997, Charles has a way with this synthesizer that’s been nothing but a pleasure for me to hear.

This colorful video features sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970’s Buchla Music Easel. This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla’s 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The entire film was edited from an hour-long set of free improvisation, with audio was taken directly from Charles’ mixing board.

All of the photography and editing was produced by Alex Tyson, a sound and video artist from Pennsylvania. The film was shot in 16:9 720p High Definition format, using the Letus35 Extreme and a 35mm LensBaby 3GPL.

Tune in to White Noise Phantom Room Hour

Tune in and listen to White Noise Phantom Room Hour, a special live radio experiment on Free Radio SAIC.

When: 2:00 to 3:00 pm [US CST (GMT -6)] Thursday, April 17, 2008

Where: http://freeradiosaic.org (QuickTime required)

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Produced and performed by students of Eric Leonardson’s Introduction To Sound course.

Travel through space while staying in one place.

Each student will give a tour through a “room” or “place” they have created. There are eleven students and thus, eleven rooms that each will lead you from one student’s radiophonic room to the next for one hour.

We will enjoy hearing your feedback during the show. Call 312.345.3805 or use the real-time messaging.