Land Lines | World Listening Day 2016 | Nature Conservancy of Canada

WLD2016logo-3Today my piece about World Listening Day 2016 posted on Land Lines, the blog of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

This year’s theme is “Sounds Lost and Found.” It was devised by Nigerian sound artist, Emekah Ogboh who discussed this earlier today in the #SoundCon x #WLD2016 virtual symposium. This and many other cogent presentations from around the world are archived on the YouTube Live platform. Read about my own 606 Soundscape project on the Bloomingdale Trail.

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Listening Around The Corner: Now Online

To Co Zni Za Rohem / Listening Around The Corner

For those who were unable to attend, here is the archived audio from the Listening Around the Corner mini-symposium on Thursday, June 18 at Galerie Tranzitdisplay.

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Phonophon 5 Year Anniversary Double-CD

Phonophon compilation CD


I am pleased to announce [rec.phonophon], a new double CD release celebrating the fifth year of the Phonophon concert series of phonography and experimental music in Frankfurt am Main.

Curated by the Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik (society for the advancement of phonography an experimental music), Phonophon has featured more than 50 concerts with local, national and international artists.

As a participating artist in 2012 my contribution to the project is “Howard CTA Station (Live Dec. 2013).”

The CD is in an edition of 500. “40 tracks give the listener the chance to go on a trip through a diverse and ever expanding sound universe.” To order a copy, listen to samples, etc., please visit All proceeds help organize future projects.


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.

November 20, X-Act Sound On Free Radio SAIC

poster design by Fred Henzel, 2012

X-Act Sound, a live one-hour radio listening experience created by students of Eric Leonardson’s Introduction To Sound course, at the SAIC Department of Sound.

Date: Tuesday, November 20
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM (US CST / GMT -6)

Listen at Free Radio SAIC

What you can expect to hear: sounds made live and recorded in the field and in the studio, using microphones, tape loops, modular synthesizer, analog and Pro Tools mixing, laptop edits-on-the-fly, broken connections, audio captured on the Internet, electronic music, musique concrète, voices, contact microphones amplifying machines, bicycles, coils in electromagnetic fields, silence, and more…Login to chat with us while we are “on the air.”

Free Radio SAIC is the student-run Internet radio station of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We use an open programming format and encourage our DJs to explore and experiment with the medium of live radio. Program content and style vary but generally include music from all genres, sound art, narratives, live performances, current events and interviews.

This show will be be available afterward on the archive.

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.

Plasticene’s Final Performance: Graphomania



Press Contact: Dexter Bullard 773.960.9098

GRAPHOMANIAx is a theatrical examination of meaning, privacy and consequence in a paranoid world flooded with data. Plasticene’s performers gather, record, decode, struggle, and crunch information to save the state and themselves from unknown but imminent threat. Masters of scenic innovation, the company uses three rolling chalkboards, complex video projections, experimental live sound, and textured lighting, to build mysterious, visceral, and striking theater. The piece was workshopped as part of City of Chicago’s “In the Works” program at Millennium Park in 2011 with participation of performers Sharon Göpfert and director Paola Colletto.

GRAPHOMANIAx marks Plasticene’s final creation. The company and its mission will remain in existence, but will no longer create new performance work as a collective.


Saturday 3/17 Preview 7:30pm
Sunday 3/18 Preview 3:00pm
Monday 3/19 Opening 7:30pm PRESS INVITED – Please reserve at 773.960.9098 or
Thursday 3/22 Performance 7:30pm
Friday 3/23 Performance 7:30pm
Saturday 3/24 Performance 7:30pm
Su 3/25 Performance 3:00pm
Thursday 3/29 Performance 7:30pm
Friday 3/30 Performance 7:30pm
Saturday 3/31 Performance 7:30pm
Su 4/1 Performance 3:00pm


CHOPIN THEATRE, 1543 West Division, Chicago, IL 60642
tel 773-278-1500 / cell 773-396-2875

Previews all seats $10 Performances $20 full price, $12 student rush half-hour before curtain, as available.
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Art’s Birthday 2011 Archive

Eric Leonardson’s Art’s Birthday 2011 Archive

Art’s Birthday 2011



Audio and images of performances by Christain Pinock, Guillermo Gregorio, and Eric Leonardson recorded on Sunday, January 16 at
Enemy (Chicago, USA).

Control + click on this link to download and unzip the (101 MB) folder containing one Ogg Vorbis file. The total length of the concert recording is 68 minutes.

Images from the concert are featured on Flickr. Direct link to the photo set:

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The Sounds Of Winter

Chris DeLaurenti and the Seattle Phonographers Union played one of my field recordings on the “Weekday” show today, Monday, December 20, on KUOW 94.9 Puget Sound Public Radio. The show is archived for your listening pleasure at:

gas furnace cooling Audioboo

My audio submission (the metallic contraction sounds of a gas furnace as it cools) and other collected sounds can be hear here on my Audioboo profile:

In addition to being a co-founder of the Seattle Phonographers’ Union with Steve Barsotti, Chris DeLaurenti is a writer, composer and teacher. He recently founded the Pacific Northwest chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and on the show Chris mentioned that he is now writing a book on field recording and phonography.

WFMU launch party for

FMA logoOn April 4th WFMU threw a launch party for its, a curated blog site for free and legally downloadable music. WFMU is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States. It is listener-supported, broadcasting at 91.1 FM in New York, at 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley, and on the Internet with a wealth of online offerings. Among them is “Beware of the Blog.” Here’s its February 20 post about the launch party for the Free Music Archive.

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