— ericleonardson (@eleona) March 16, 2017
I am one of the curators for WATER WORKS! the 2016 Waterwheel online sharing event devoted to water in its social, economic, scientific, and artistic manifestations. Over this weekend people around the world can sign in for free to host or watch events at the Tap.
My four selected works are “Railroad Storm Drain” by Christopher DeLaurenti; “Unter Grund” by Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther; “von der rheinquelle bis hafen karlsruhe | rhein_strom,” by Thomas M. Siefert & Lasse-Marc Riek; and Jay Needham‘s “Liquesce 1.”
Our Tap is Water Works! 4, with Ricardo Dal Farra and Leah Barclay. It opens at 22:00 CDT. Again, the Tap is free to sign in and interact with anywhere in the world. Program, dates & times are posted at http://bit.ly/program-WaterWorks.
Over 150 contributors responded with a total of some 260 contributions accessible on the Waterwheel Media Centre. 22 curators assessed the contributions and will present a selection in a series of seven online panels on the Tap on 18-20 March 2016. Join the live streams at http://water-wheel.net/taps-list.
Until 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.
Use Twitter hashtag #WLD2015 to share World Listening Day 2015 info.
Defibrillator is proud to present
Performing with radiophonic instruments, unique homemade electronics, micro-watt transmitters, and re-purposed objects, ANNA FRIZ, JEFF KOLAR and ERIC LEONARDSON create intimate atmospheres traversing acoustic and electro-magnetic space. Together their work can be characterized as a mindful collaboration with vibrational surfaces and unstable circuits; and with subtle treatments of potentially noisy, often lo-fi materials from which highly detailed landscapes emerge. Though all three artists have worked with one another in various constellations in Chicago and internationally, this concert is their premiere outing as a trio.
On January 19 Chicago Tribune, columnist Barbara Brotman published this interview with me.
Sound experts make art of the noise all around us – Chicago Tribune… http://t.co/2sbgJ4PINK
— MSAE (@MidwestSocAE) January 19, 2015
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.
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.
Location: Columbus Auditorium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
280 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60603
During the 23rd International Sculpture Conference I will speak on a panel entitled, EcoMedia: Environmental Science & Technology & Interaction in Public Art. The panel’s moderator is Andrea Polli. The panelists are Paul Catanese, Eric Leonardson, and Russell Bauer.
In the 21st century, there has been a resurgence of ecologically conscious art using new media technologies. Like Eco-art, this recent Ecomedia movement is interdisciplinary and global. Ecomedia is heavily influenced by developments in science, particularly remote imaging and other Earth sensing (for example, the widespread use of GPS data) and developments in computer modeling (for example, detailed models that not only model the physics of the Earth and solar system, but also explore the Earth’s chemistry and biology). This panel will present a series of public art work case studies, both permanent and temporary, that could be considered Ecomedia.
The International Sculpture Conference opens on Wednesday, October 3 and concludes on Sunday, October 7. Visit sculpture.org/Chicago2012/ for registration, schedule, blog, and more.
Interview on Vidos Island
Part of Kiki Karydi’s “A Week of Sound and Silence” project.
Kiki is a graduate student studying in the UK. She was among the many people met in Corfu for “Crossing Listening Paths” 2011 WFAE International Conference. Among the questions I respond to are, In the video I respond to four questions, “What feelings to the soundscapes in Corfu inspire in you?”, “What is ‘silence’ for you?”, and “When a soundscape is mediatized, does it lose its naturalness?”
“A Week of Sound and Silence” will feature interviews with Christopher W. Clark, Katharine Norman, R. Murray Schafer, David Murphy, and Allen S. Weiss, and other participants in “Crossing Listening Paths.”
An online article about my springboard just posted on April 4 in the Daily Egyptian, the newspaper of Southern Illinois University. I was interviewed by Pat Sutphin when I performed in the Outside the Box Music Festival, on Saturday, April 2. You can look and listen to it in the multimedia section. Jay Needham curated the evening of radio art and surround sound works in which I performed on that evening.
7:30 Saturday, April 2 I will be performing live in an evening of radio art and surround sound works at the Chris Moe Theater, Communications Building at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
At 3:30 Sunday, April 3 I will give a lecture about my work in sound. Visit the Outside the Box 2011 website for schedule of renowned guest artists: http://otbsiu.com/