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)
Amanda Gutierrez produced this short video document of our soundwalks in Chicago parks, to help answer a frequently asked question, “What is a soundwalk?”
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?”
Join 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.
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.
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.
PLASTICENE 13th ANNUAL PHYSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE: JUNE 13—18, 2009
- 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
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…