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 about my public soundwalks in Urbana parks, all part of the Jodi Heckel . 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 Sonified Sustainability Festival Springboard and my concert at Krannert Art Museum with last October. Carol Genetti and Guillermo Gregorio
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My article, “Acoustic Ecology and Ethical Listening” appears in Section I – The Silence of Stone: Perspectives of Sound of
, a special edition of Sound in the Land – Music and the Environment . The Conrad Grebel Review
This book is both interdisciplinary and international, including essays about ecomusicology, soundscape aesthetics, ethnomusicology, silence, science, acoustic ecology, the natural environment, and worship/ritual practices. Leading essays include those by keynote speakers R. Murray Schafer (Canadian composer) and Gus Mills (South African wildlife scientist) as well as ethnomusicologists Maisie Sum, Doreen Klassen and Judith Klassen, and many more.
To order books contact
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Until the end of August, for World Listening Day 2015 the publisher, Taylor & Francis offers free downloads of my article, in the “Sound and Listening: Beyond the Wall of Broadcast Sound” . Journal of Radio & Audio Media
To share your
info use Twitter hashtag #WLD2015. World Listening Day 2015
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On April 15 my article for Volume 22, Issue 1 of the
Journal of Radio and Audio Media was published. “Sound and Listening: Beyond the Wall of Broadcast Sound” describes how World Listening Day engages and educates individuals and groups in soundscape awareness, and the socio-aesthetic potential of radio and audio media for communicating and engaging local and global awareness.
Journal of Radio and Audio Media is published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
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On January 19
Chicago Tribune, columnist Barbara Brotman published this interview with me.
We discussed urban soundscape awareness, the upcoming
soundwalk in Ryerson Woods and concert by , on Sunday, January 25, 2015 organized in partnership with the Chicago Phonography , Brushwood Center Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), and . If you can pass the World Listening Project pay wall with a digital subscription to the , I’m told there is a Chicago Tribune 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.
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In January I am honored to be an
artist-in-residence at , a non-profit artists’ community in Lake Forest, Illinois. The estate includes live-in studios and a 50-acre prairie. My 25-day residency will provide time for many interests. This includes studio work, writing, class preparation, tour planning, and acoustic ecology. I will lead a public soundwalk for the Ragdale and World Listening Project at the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology Sunday, January 25. Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods on
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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:
publication of the annual Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology Recent and upcoming
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
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Jay Needham and Eric Leonardson performing ‘Chronography: animal,’ world premiere at the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany. (Photo © Katharina Szmidt)
has published “Instruments of Tension: Gramophones, Springs and the Performance of Place,” an article co-authored with Leonardo Music Journal 23 Jay Needham. In it, we describe the process and metaphors of our 2012 performance of “Chronography:animal.” This work is based on Jay’s 2009 field recordings from Antarctica and Herbert Ponting’s 1911 photograph of Chris the dog, with sounds produced on Springboard, gramophone horns, and clock mechanisms. Notions of sound in relation to place and history are explored in this work and the article, available to LMJ and Leonardo subscribers.
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Crossing Listening Paths,” the 2011 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Conference on Corfu Island, I became Vice President of the WFAE itself. In late July 2012, I became WFAE President. You can read my reports in the WFAE Quarterly News published online at http://wfae.proscenia.net/newsletter/. To read past issues of the newsletter please visit the News Archives.
You can also read about our efforts on our global network of affiliate organizations, by subscribing to the WFAE’s annual print journal,
. Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology
I participated in the founding conference of the WFAE in August, 1993 at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and co-wrote an
article about it with fellow sound artist, Lou Mallozzi. It was published in the since defunct, New Art Examiner in 1994.
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In August 1993 I attended
at the Tuning of the World, the First International Conference on Acoustic Ecology Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. With around 150 other people I played a very small part in starting the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.
Lou Mallozzi and I wrote an article about the conference published in the New Art Examiner. Here is scan in PDF format for download.
was based in Chicago, the Midwest’s premiere regional arts journal, publishing from 1973 to 2002. New Art Examiner
In October, I began serving as the Vice President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. In 2012 I expect to become President replacing fellow WFAE members Nigel Frayne and Hill Kobayashi.
Articles & Reviews page to find other writings of mine.
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