June 24 [New Date], Calling Frog Soundwalk At West Ridge Nature Preserve

5801 N. Western Ave.
Saturday, June 24
7:30 – 9:30 PM

Calling Frog Soundwalk

NOITP logo design by James LeonardsonFrogs and toads are considered bellwether species. Their emergence or disappearance indicate changes in the health of our environment. Our evening soundwalk with Eric Leonardson will provide an introduction to some of the sounds of the several species, as well as their presence within the overall West Ridge soundscape. Learn about the West Ridge frog monitoring and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Calling Frog Survey. Decode the signals and undertones of plants, animals, and urban life. Become a citizen scientist. (Rain date June 24.)

Follow the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology to learn more 2017 Soundwalks In the Parks series.

Soundwalks In The Parks Series, Summer 2017

It is my pleasure to announce the next set of soundwalks led by Chicago teaching artists, alum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology. The Summer Soundwalks In The Parks Series kicks off at 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 8 at Ping Tom Park with “A Sonic Taste of Chinatown” led by Amanda Gutierrez. Address: 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. (meet at the Pagoda)

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Video: What is a soundwalk?

Amanda Gutierrez produced this short video document of our soundwalks in Chicago parks, to help answer a frequently asked question, “What is a soundwalk?”

What is a soundwalk? from amanda gutierrez on Vimeo.

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Soundwalks In The Parks Series continues through October, November, and December. Please join us. These soundwalks are free, open to the public and for all ages; led by teaching artists Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W. Long, and me with support from the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In The Parks program.

We hope you can join us, experience your own Chicago soundscapes, and help answer the frequently asked question, “What is a soundwalk?”

Stones/Water/Time/Breath – Make Music Day, June 21

IMG_2189Join me at sunrise, 5:17 a.m., for the worldwide Make Music Day 2016 celebration, on June 21. I will lead a participatory summer solstice performance of Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath (for Christian Wolff).

Meet us at the public beach at the east end of Sherwin Avenue. Coffee provided by Charmers Café.

Use the Make Music app to find events happening this day all across Chicago and the world.

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology Events in May 2014

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology has two events coming up in late May that I am participating in.

1:00pm Saturday, May 24
Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
100 N. Lake Street
Gary IN 46403

Monica Ryan leads a soundwalk in Miller Woods in the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore. Meet us at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. The South Shore Line provides convenient transportation between Chicago and the Miller Station. More info here on the MSAE site.

Next week…

6:00pm Thursday, May 29
Ravenswood Elementary School
4332 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Dr. Lauren Ronsse
will give a presentation titled, “Effects of Classroom Acoustical Environments on Student Achievement.” This talk will address concerns about the acoustical design of schools and how that impacts learning.

Admission for both events is free.

This summer the MSAE and World Listening Project plan to have events for you to join during the 2014 World Listening Day on July 18. On that day, I will be at Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in Viseu, Portugal.

Please visit the MSAE Facebook Page and “Like” us, or follow the MSAE on Twitter.

Plasticene 13th Annual Physical Theater Intensive: June 13—18, 2009

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PLASTICENE 13th ANNUAL PHYSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE: JUNE 13—18, 2009

When:

  • Saturday 6/13 1-5 pm
  • Sunday 6/14 1-5 pm
  • Monday 6/15 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Tuesday 6/16 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Wednesday 6/17 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Thursday 6/18 6:15-10:00 pm

Plasticene intensive 2008-1Where: UIC Studio Theater, 1044 W. Harrison Street, Chicago

Fee: $195 early registration (before 5/26) $225 thereafter. Send a check and contact info to Plasticene, 1849 N. Damen Avenue #1, Chicago IL 60647

What: 24 hours of physical theater training, improvisation, and creation for anyone who wants to move, innovate, develop, and play…

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