Nature Sounds at Night, West Ridge Nature Preserve, 2018 Night Out In The Parks Soundwalk Seires

NOITP logo design by James LeonardsonLearn to listen and recognize the calls of Chicago area frogs

Saturday May 19
7:30–8:30 pm
West Ridge Nature Preserve
5801 N. Western Ave.


See the full Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology Summer Soundwalk Series.

Get the full Night Out in the Parks schedule through the My Chi Parks™ app!

The Institute for Implied Imperfection – Broadcast with Jason Soliday

Broadcast live on numbers.fm Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The Institute for Implied Imperfection with Jason Soliday (synths, computer, objects) and myself (Springboard, electronics).

 

The Institute for Implied Imperfection – NUMBERS.FM – Saturday February 20

Performance with Jason Soliday (electronics) streaming live on NUMBERS.FM
2 – 4 PM CST. Saturday, February 20, 2016

Visit The Institute for Implied Imperfection for the schedule of past and future shows.

Listen to the recording of the performance here.

Radius Sketchpad, Saturday, December 26

radiussmallSaturday, December 26, 2015
2pm – 3pm, Eastern US Time

I am featured this weekend on Radius Sketchpad, a monthly program on WGXC 90.7-FM presented by the Chicago-based experimental radio platform, Radius.

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Pullman Soundwalk, WBEZ City Sounds

As a prelude to the MSAE’s Pullman National Monument soundwalk, at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 3, here’s the recording of my appearance on WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift.” I talk with Tony Sarabia about ambient sounds in the city and the value of listening.

Having a few minutes to discuss a so fundamentally important part of everyday experience really helps to raise critical awareness about our soundscapes and life in the city. I thank the show’s producer, Dan Tucker for taking note and using Chicago Public Radio to help us gain a sense of what acoustic ecology does.

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.  🙂

January 17, Art’s Birthday Broadcast

Today, January 17th is Art’s Birthday and I am netcasting a selection of recent and not so recent recordings as my gift for Art’s Birthday, an annual network exchange-art event celebrated internationally every January 17th, by a loose collection of artists and artist organizations. View the schedule of event to listen and watch at http://www.artsbirthday.net.

Listen to my broadcast on Mixlr.com at 5 pm at http://mixlr.com/ericleonardson/

Streaming began today at 3:45 PM GMT -5 / US Eastern. Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/eleona, and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/eric.leonardson. If you have missed the event, no worries…simply visit and listen the track I played from my SoundCloud profile.

Chicago Phonography Concert on Airplay Now Available as Podcast

The Chicago Phonography concert on Airplay is now available online. It was performed as a live broadcast from 4:30–7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16

Find the and listen via WNUR’s stream link.

COMING UP: Chicago Phonography performs at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for World Listening Day on Saturday, July 23. Find more information on the website of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).

Chicago Phonography is an informal collective that performs with field recordings from around the Chicago land area: www.chicagophonography.org/

“Nature performs, we provide the secretarial services.” R. Murray Schafer

Explorations in Sound, Vol. 4 The Sound of Live Performance – Various Artists

cd_big90My work, titled “Feedback.mono” is on Explorations in Sound, Volume 4, The Sound of Live Performance, a net label release curated by Furthernoise editor Roger Mills. The release is a 23 track compilation of noisemakers responding to the theme of the incidental and unexpected audio consequences of live performance, and is free to download with printed sleeve from the February/March 2011 issue of Furthernoise.org.

This compilation on The Sound of Live Performance assembles those “sound failures, the misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads, calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration” that offer sources for eclectic new material.

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The Sounds Of Winter

Chris DeLaurenti and the Seattle Phonographers Union played one of my field recordings on the “Weekday” show today, Monday, December 20, on KUOW 94.9 Puget Sound Public Radio. The show is archived for your listening pleasure at: www.kuow.org/program.php?id=22147

gas furnace cooling Audioboo

My audio submission (the metallic contraction sounds of a gas furnace as it cools) and other collected sounds can be hear here on my Audioboo profile: audioboo.fm/boos/240858-cooling-furnace

In addition to being a co-founder of the Seattle Phonographers’ Union with Steve Barsotti, Chris DeLaurenti is a writer, composer and teacher. He recently founded the Pacific Northwest chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and on the show Chris mentioned that he is now writing a book on field recording and phonography.