Taking the Waters | Eco Design Riverworks Chicago | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Oct 30th – Nov 7th
33 S State Street 12th Floor
An interactive transient external partnership sound mapping and community engagement series of classes that visualize and reimagine a regenerative world.
Talk About for Taking the Waters
Monday Nov. 6
12:15 -12:45 PM, AIADO exhibit space
Eric Leonardson, SOUND; Linda Keane, AIADO
FISH Hotel Raffle to Follow
Conversation with Sound and Eco Design Students
This edition of radioCona:0.2425 aims at reflecting and shifting precisely this ‘unperceived’ remainder, making a leap to move from the unit of time to the notion of space, toward perceiving space, toward perceiving, capturing, and composing sounds and soundscapes, and ultimately toward creating autonomous narratives.
In this performance I will combine field recordings from Chicago soundscapes with live and recorded sounds by Aurelio, a musician, educator, ethno-musicologist, researcher, sound designer, and sound healer.
About the Artist: Through his extensive travels and studies all around the world, Aurelio has become a noted pioneer in the development and manufacture of innovative musical instruments, whether it be simple inviting instruments for beginners, or instruments specially designed for use in sound healing. He is the Creative Director of SVARAM Musical Instruments, Vocational Training and Research Station.
This edition of the annual exhibition is dedicated to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, focusing on the dimension of nighttime radio transmission and the idea of heightened perception that can happen only by withdrawing from daytime rhythms.
I recently helped students in Jesse Seay’s sound class use piezo disc contact microphones to build amplified sound sculptures and instruments for public interactionat 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.
On Thursday June 20 I will present in a seminar on “Sound, Silence and Acoustic Ecology.” This is an invitation-only event held in conjunction with the Silence Exhibition, curated by Alex van Oss. The exhibition is open to the public at the Embassy of Finland on June 29-30 and July 13-14, from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sound MFA students Jonny Farrow and Ethan Rose are the featured artists in Make Sound, curated by Eric Leonardson, Julia A. Miller, and Christopher Preissing. The Zhou B Arts Center hosts its Third Friday opening with the Wet Paint exhibition of 49 emerging artists selected from MFA painting programs across the US. Jonny Farrow will perform “Feed3” at 9PM-10PM. Feed3+ is an audio/visual improvisation utilizing a no-input feedback system that generates the audio, and a Jitter-manipulated video feedback system that generates the visuals. The visuals create an instant score for the audio performance. Feed3+ is the sum of three interdependent feedback loops: the audio, the video, and the performer’s reading and manipulation of the score.
SAIC Sound MFA students, Jonny Farrow and Ethan Rose, featured in the inaugural Make Sound 2012 exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center, curated by Julia A. Miller, Christopher Preissing, and me. Auris (Eric Leonardson, springboard; Julia A. Miller, guitar; Christopher Preissing, flute) performs from 7:30 to 8:30 pm during the reception.
Zhou B Art Center
1029 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Make Sound 2012 is a partner exhibition to the National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012, and is organized in a similar fashion. MFA candidates and recent MFA recipients in sound art, installation, and performance will be honored and exhibited alongside those in Wet Paint.
Now in its first year, Make Sound 2012 focuses on Chicago-based artists, expanding to national submission-based curatorial efforts in the future.
Jonny Farrow, Feed3+
Feed3+ is an audio/visual improvisation utilizing a no-input feedback system that generates the audio, and a Jitter-manipulated video feedback system that generates the visuals. The visuals create an instant score for the audio performance. Feed3+ is the sum of three interdependent feedback loops: the audio, the video, and the performer’s reading and manipulation of the score. For more information visit: www.jonnyfarrow.net
Ethan Rose, Movements
Movements consists of a series of individually treated, electrically-powered music boxes that use the gallery wall as a resonating body. Each individual music box was physically altered by selectively bending back tines, resulting in a melodic reduction of the original composition. The altered boxes are then grouped and controlled by timers that intermittently activate different sections of the piece in order to engage a constantly shifting non-linear auditory experience. For more information visit: www.ethanrosemusic.com
Gregory O’Drobinak, Eric Leonardson, and Ed Herrmann
play the Baschet Aluminum Piano
Aluminum Piano (c. 1962). Photo by Eric Leonardson (2011)
2:00 pm, Friday, September 30
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611
Admission to the museum is $12 or $7 students. Free for SAIC students. No extra charge for the performance.
This is another chance to hear a rare musical instrument – the “aluminum piano” designed by Francois and Bernard Baschet, and owned by the Museum of Contemporary Art. The performance will last about 45 minutes and is part of “Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement Art of the 1960s,” an exhibition that runs through October.