Andrea Centazzo & Friends, March 12 at Constellation

Andrea Centazzo card3Join us for an evening of music with Italian American percussionist Andrea Centazzo and a wonderful group of musicians and their unique invented instruments: Ed Herrmann (Skatchbox), Greg O’Drobinak (Arc of the Oven), Hal Rammel (Sound Palette), and myself (Springboard), plus Volcano Radar: Rollo Radford (bass), Elbio Barilari (guitar, sax, violin), and Julia A. Miller (guitar, synthesizer).

8:30 PM Saturday, March 12
Constellation – 3111 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60618
18 and over
Tickets $10
Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura: Chicago

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What’s New For July 2014

Life and art continues to keep me busy well into the summer. This July, or what remains of it has me doing:

  • WFAE President’s Report
  • World Listening Day
  • Invisible Places | Sounding Cities
  • Sounding Out! Podcast #32: The World Listening Update – 2014 Edition
  • Articular Facet Residency at Ragdale
  • 25 Years In Wicker Park, Moving Out

WFAE President’s Report

Every three months, in my role as the President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology,  I write a report the organization’s online newsletter. Please have a look at the July-September issue of the WFAE Quarterly News.

World Listening Day

Friday, July 18 is 2014 World Listening Day. This annual event presents several exciting activities. In Chicago, the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and World Listening Project (WLP) are happy to have Matthew Griffin, SAIC alum and with the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology, and MSAE member, Norman W. Long leading a soundwalk in Millennium Park. Join us at the south end of the Lurie Garden, at 6:00 pm. Following the soundwalk join us for a reception at ARU studio space, 625 N. Michigan Ave. Participation is free and open to the public. Info:

Saturday, July 19 at 1:00 pm Monica Ryan leads a soundwalk in Miller Woods in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 15,000 acres of land maintained and protected by the National Park Service, who also observe World Listening Day. Meet us in the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at 100 N Lake Street, in Gary, Indiana. Parking is conveniently located across the street. Participation is free and open to the public. Please visit the WLP’s World Listening Day post to learn more about what you can do.

Podcast for Sounding Out!

Also on World Listening Day, visit the Sounding Out! sound studies blog and listen to “Sounding Out! Podcast #32: The World Listening Update – 2014 Edition,” a new podcast exploring the themes, concepts, and history of World Listening Day and Acoustic Ecology. This collaboration with SAIC Sound Instructor Monica Ryan and audio producer, musician Tom Haigh presents two leading figures in the field: Professor Sabine Breitsameter from Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany), Professor Barry Truax from Simon Fraser University (Canada), and Raquel Castro co-organizer of Invisible Places | Sounding Cities (Portugal).

Invisible Places | Sounding Cities

You won’t see me in Chicago for World Listening Day because I am participating in Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in Viseu, Portugal, active as an artist and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, chairing paper sessions. The symposium happens July 18–20. At its conclusion, I’m honored to perform solo on Sunday, July 20 at Misericórdia Church. Check the IPSC program to watch and listen to its live stream.

Dissecting Adam: Articular Facet Residency at Ragdale

I am performing in Julia A. Miller’s improvised opera project, Dissecting Adam on Saturday, July 26 at 4:00 pm. This one-of-a-kind opera work takes place at the Ragdale artists’ retreat in Lake Forest, Illinois.

25 Years In Wicker Park, Moving Out

I’ll try to get to this story a bit later.  🙂

CHICAGO COMPOSERS’ CONSORTIUM

CCC presents Live Digital Performances IV with Auris

Auris in Sudden Sound Concert series, Jan. 31, 2008

Auris performing in the Sudden Sound Concert series at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL on Jan. 31, 2008. Photo © Eric Leonardson

7:30pm Saturday, February 23, 2008
Casa de Sandia
1359 W. 16th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Admission: Free/donation
Doors open at 6:30 with light appetizers.

Auris is:
Julia Miller — guitar, voice, electronics
Chris Preissing — flute, voice, electronics
Eric Leonardson — springboard

Auris website
Auris YouTube
Auris MySpace
Chicago Composers’ Consortium