Sound composition created for the exhibition Go in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
February 23–June 4, 2017
Modern Wing, Abbott Galleries 182–184
Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
Chicago IL 60603
My audio composition reflects and embodies the sensation of speed, rapid technological change, and cacophony using selected works from the canon of 20th Century music. These are mixed with my own sound compositions and recognizable real world sounds that document experiences, sensations, and devices for acceleration and breaking barriers of time and space. Many are iconic of artists’ interests in using technologies of speed, echoing the visual and kinetic artworks on display.
Sunday, October 23
At 1:00–2:00 pm I perform on the Springboard, then show everyone simple handmade ways to create electronic sound and music.
Enjoy an all-day, all-ages program at the Library exploring a variety of activities that show what can be created when art and technology are blended together. Check out the poster for full details.
Noon–4:00 pm Northern IL University STEM Lab
Noon–4:00 pm International Drone Racing Association – Chicago
Noon–1:30 pm Babycakes Gourmet Pancakes
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Springboard performance by Eric Leonardson
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Paint with Light with Ashley Vimont
Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Map & Directions
Greetings! Here is some news from Balance-Unbalance in Manizales. Following my “Eco-sensing” talk on Monday, I presented briefly in a large global Live Audio Streaming Panel with Grant Smith on Wednesday. Video of the panel stream is now archived here on YouTube.
We enjoyed discussing our experiences and ideas about real time location-based audio and environmental listening with a large host of brilliant artists and researchers. It was genuinely a global panel with participants from Australia, Estonia, Korea, Japan, England, and USA.
Thursday and Friday at the Universidad de Caldas, adjacent to the Jardín Botánica, we’re having the “Sounding Colombia” workshop led by members of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology: Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and Emmanuel Galvan of the Foro Mexicano de Ecología Acústica (Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology), with Grant Smith of the UK-based SoundCamp.
Balance-Unbalance helps convene people with a great body of knowledge and ideas. We can come together again for World Listening Day: Sounds Lost and Found on Monday, July 18, and through the week of July 16th-22nd, to explore one of most important ways we have to understand and design our world, through soundscape awareness and listening.
All the best,
Until the end of August, for World Listening Day 2015 the publisher, Taylor & Francis is offering free downloads of my article, “Sound and Listening: Beyond the Wall of Broadcast Sound” in the Journal of Radio & Audio Media.
Use Twitter hashtag #WLD2015 to share World Listening Day 2015 info.
On Friday, June 5 I give a lecture on “Soundscape Awareness” at 3:00pm in “Lecture 3: Understanding Sound” with lectures until 6:00pm by Helmut Wittek: On the Sound of Microphones, and Lars Ohlendorf: Funktionale Klänge. Continue reading
B3 Biennale Spatial Sound Workshop for students and young professionals in Frankfurt apply by Sept. 10 http://t.co/WyacJxcZBB
— ericleonardson (@eleona) September 6, 2014
Vom 29. September bis 4. Oktober findet die Autumn School des B3-Festivals in Frankfurt statt.
Die Kosten für Studierende, die nicht dem hFMA-Netzwerk angehören: 60€, für Young Professionals: 120€.
Dies inkludiert jeweils den Eintritt zu dem gesamten Autumn School Programm, das noch weitere interessante mediengestalterische und –künstlerische Workshop bietet.
Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten für Studierende gibt es in der Jugendherberge, die in der Nähe des Veranstaltungsorts (Städelschule) liegt:
Sept 29 – Oct 4, 2014 the B3-Festival’s Autumn School will take place in Frankfurt.
I recently helped students in Jesse Seay’s Sound Art Electronics class use piezo disc contact microphones to build amplified sound sculptures and instruments for public interaction at The Arcade, an exhibition space at Columbia College Chicago. Their handmade electroacoustic creations were very fun and effective. The show runs for one month and closes May 2, 2014.
In addition to piezo disc contact microphones, Jesse’s students made many simple light-sensitive oscillators grouped together in a wonderful installation room within the gallery, and in one playful—and soundful—sculptural object.
My transmission art performance with good friend Anna Friz is a prelude to the following weekend’s MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a celebration of sound art. On Friday, April 12 Anna and I will visit and talk about our work with students at The New School. Our performance/installation happens at Union Docs, a non-profit center for documentary arts. Along with the acoustic space inside a multichannel array of suspended radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters; we will be adding our sounds through the instrumentarium of Springboard, Tetrax Organ, Korg MS-20, accordion, harmonica, and various effects pedals.
As posted in mid-February, the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival is a weekend-long event dedicated to the art of sound. Artists including documentarians, technologists, musicians, educators, urban planners, scientists, radio producers, and fans interact to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.