Winter 2018 News Update

I hope the start of 2018 has felt full of potential for you.

It is my pleasure to announce a performance featuring Hamburg-based trumpet player Birgit Ulher. Please join Birgit and myself with vocal artist, Carol Genetti at Elastic Arts. Katherine Young (bassoon, electronics) and Birgit will open with a duo set.

Thursday, February 8
9 PM
3429 W Diversey Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647

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Birgit also visits SAIC’s Department of Sound that week with support from Goethe Institut Chicago.

Upcoming in 2018

As spring semester begins at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I teach, I eagerly embark on a sabbatical term to focus my own projects. Here are some of the events and travels I look forward to:

  • Starting January 29, I’m honored to be invited back to the artists’ retreat at Ragdale, until February 23.
  • On February 24, I join SAIC Professor Linda Keane and students from her Eco Design course at SAIC to give river ecology workshops for the Chicago River Student Congress 2018 at Bryn Mawr High School, a Chicago Public School.
  • A tribute for my friend Nigel Frayne, who passed away on January 8, 2018, was posted the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) News. He was a great friend and supporter of the WFAE, and for me personally, as its president. Please stay tuned we as we remember and honor his many achievements and quiet gifts through the year.

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Best wishes for a healthy and productive 2018.

Sincerely Yours,

June 6: Frequenzgänge #52, Hamburg

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Centro Sociale
Sternstr. 2
20357 Hamburg

Eric Leonardson: springboard
Lê Quan Ninh: percussion
Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker
Angharad Davies: violin
Gunnar Lettow: e-bass, objects, electronics

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June 5: Lecture in Klingt Gut! Symposium on Sound

klang_enOn 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

June 4: Klingt Gut! / Sounds Good! Field Recording Workshop, Hamburg

klang_enOn Thursday, June 4 I lead a field recording workshop for the Klingt Gut! / Sounds Good! Symposium on Sound, presented by Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Audio Engineering Society Hamburg Student Section at the Arts and Media Campus Hamburg, Germany.

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October 9 8:00 pm, Concert at Bond Chapel with Birgit Ulher

Birgit Ulher's assorted devices8:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct 9

A concert of improvised music, solo and duet sets with Birgit Ulher, from Hamburg, on trumpet, radio, electronics, assorted devices, with myself performing on Springboard, electronics, assorted devices.

Address: Bond Chapel, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago IL
Admission: FREE
Hosted by the Renaissance Society

Read Bill Meyer’s recommendation from the Chicago Reader

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Upcoming concerts in Europe June 8–15, 2010

Eric Leonardson & Ignaz Schick at Altes Finanzamt

Tue, June 08 @ 10:00 PM CEST
Eric Leonardson (Chicago) – springboard
Ignaz Schick (Berlin) – turntable

Altes Finanzamt Schönstedtstraße 7 Berlin DE 12043
A video of Eric Leonardson performing with Ignaz Schick and Jason Soliday

Eric springboard, photo by Noé Cuéllar

Stark bewölkt with Birgit Ulher at Höbar

Wed, June 09 @ 9:30 PM CEST

Hörbar, Brigittenstr. 5, Hamburg, St. Pauli DE 20359

There will be 3 acts:

Liz Allbee, Trompete (Berlin / Oakland)
George Cremaschi, Kontrabass (Tábor, Tschechien / Oakland)

Heidrun Schramm/Sonata Rec, Elektronik, Video (Berlin)

Eric Leonardson, springboard (Chicago)
Birgit Ulher, Trompete, Radio, miutes, Lautsprecher (Hamburg)

Eric Leonardson at LÀ-BAS -> KARELIA

Sat, June 12 @ 7 – 11 PM EEST

Studio Là-bas, Kaapelitehdas (C-portaan kellari), Helsinki

7 pm: Les Maitres d’ouvre (Technical Supervisors) avec Casimir Lütha

8 pm: Tomasz Szrama

9 pm: Jukka Hautamäki

10 pm: Eric Leonardson

Between performances: “Karelia” by The Guardians of Being

Eric Leonardson, Other Music at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum

Sun, June 13 @ 3:00 PM EEST

Itäinen Rantakatu 4, Turku Finland 20700

An evening of electroacoustic works at Pakkahuone, Joensuu

Tue, June 15 @ 6:00–9:30 PM
•    Hildegrad Westerkamp (Vancouver): Into the Labyrinth
•    Barry Truax (Vancouver): Chalice Well
•    Steven Feld (Santa Fe): Waking in Nima
•    Eric Leonardson (Chicago): No Time Like Real Time
•    R. Murray Schafer: Winter Diary

Pakkahuone Rantakatu 52B 80100 Joensuu

(This concert event is a prelude to the 2010 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology conference in Koli, Finland. I will be giving a short presentation entitled “Tourists in the Soundscape” and participating in a panel discussion “What’s new? – 35 years later: Updates on The Tuning of the World, a discussion on the occasion of the upcoming German re-edition”. ) More info: