Illinois News: Soundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environments

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Chicago-based audio artist Eric Leonardson will lead soundwalks in two Urbana parks this week as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, to celebrate sustainable practices in the arts. The soundwalks aim to make people more aware of the sounds around them, both natural and man-made. Photo by David Zuchowski

On April 26, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign news posted this well-written online article by Jodi Heckel about my public soundwalks in Urbana parks, all part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival. Thanks go to Jason Finkelman and the Student Sustainability Committee for their interest and support. In coming months look for a video documenting the festival’s artists and their performances. Portion of this will include the Springboard and my concert at Krannert Art Museum with Carol Genetti and Guillermo Gregorio last October.

 

WFAE, New Journal, New Website

On February 1, 2017 it was my great pleasure to introduce the new issue of a newly formatted WFAE Quarterly News announcing the launch of the organization’s rebuilt website, an active blog, and the publication of the WFAE’s first digital journal, Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, Volume 15.

Artist residency program to start along 606 Trail | abc7chicago.com

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April 26, 2016: Chicago local ABC Channel 7 News announce artist residency program The 606 Bloomingdale Trail.

Tuesday, April 26: Chicago local ABC Channel 7 News announced I am one of the artists creating cultural programming in the landscape of The 606 park system along the Bloomingdale Trail. My series of events will invite communities to explore urban soundscape awareness through a series of soundwalks, original instrument-making classes, beginning in May and culminating with participation in World Listening Day on the weekend of July 16–18. A schedule will be announced soon through the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In The Parks app.
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July 2014 WFAE President’s Report

One of my regular tasks as President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) is reporting for its online newsletter, the WFAE Quarterly News.

Contents of my July-September 2014 President’s Report:

  1. Update on publication of the annual Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology
  2. Recent and upcoming conferences
  3. WFAE leadership update and information on operations

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.

Janaury 2014 WFAE President’s Report

My President’s Report for the year-end issue of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Quarterly News has been published. This issue includes “Teaching Sound and Listening: Auditory Experiments”, a feature article by Leonardo Cardoso and a research/project report “Mapping the Sounds of Collections: Listening to Museums and Archives” By John Kannenberg. My report provides a updates on this year’s WFAE conference in Canada and Portugal and the next issue the WFAE’s annual Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology.

The WFAE Quarterly News is a supplement to Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology, the annual print journal the WFAE publishes, and serves as a way to make available in a timely manner, news, events, opportunities, and announcements from the WFAE Board, WFAE Affiliates, and other sources of interest to those in the field of acoustic ecology. Please visit to learn what this diverse community and field of artistic, scientific, and educational activity is about.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Quarterly News

This week I finished my President’s Report for the year-end issue of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Quarterly News. Please visit to learn what this diverse community and field of artistic, scientific, and educational activity is about.

This issue includes “Misconceptions of a Silent North”, a feature article by Carmen Braden and a research report, “Thoughts on Cinematic Silences and Visual Narratives” by Dr. Isabelle Delmotte.

This online newsletter is a supplement to Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology,  the annual print journal the WFAE publishes, and serves as a way to make available in a timely manner, news, events, opportunities, and announcements from the WFAE Board, WFAE Affiliates, and other sources of interest to those in the field of acoustic ecology.

President’s Report on July-August 2012 WFAE Newsletter

My first report as President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology was published in the organization’s online newsletter. Published bi-monthly, the WFAE Newsletter is a supplement to its annual scholarly journal, Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology. Please bookmark and read the newsletter, it is full of resources as well as information about current and upcoming activities in the WFAE. Visit the newsletter archive to learn about the WFAE’s history and recent activities.

SAIC Alum Flo McGarrell dies in Haiti earthquake

http://my.saic.edu/news/35068/In-Memory-of-Alumnus-Flores-Flo-McGarrell-.htmFlo in Haiti

Sad news arrived today, but the good news is that our other friend and colleague from SAIC, Sue Frame is okay we are told.

Flo’s amazing work in Haiti was written about in the Art21 series last year.

Here’s a link to a local news report.

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