Different Worlds | Review of Rub

The Sound Projector bannerThe Sound Projector, the wonderful, British music magazine and radio show, posted a Rupert Loydell’s new review of “Rub,” my 2013 CD with Auris and Gino Robair.

Auris is my trio formed in 2007 with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub is available as a joint label on Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas.
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“Rub” New CD Release On Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas

CD cover "Rub"Just in and out this week, a new CD recorded with the Auris Trio (Christopher Preissing, Julia Miller, and me) and renowned the San Francisco percussionist Gino Robair. Purchase yours on Public Eyesore or download a free MP3 version from the Pan Y Rosas netlabel.

The CD (PE 125) feature duos and quartets with the members of the
Auris Trio and Gino Robair, six tracks in all, recorded at ESS in 2010 by Alex Inglizian. It was exquisitely mastered by Neil Jendon. The artwork features an intaglio print I made in the 1970s. Lou Mallozzi wrote the album notes and Christopher Preissing designed the album art.

Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics
Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
Christopher Preissing – flute, electronics
Gino Robair – percussion, electronics

If you’ve never experienced our music live, this it the next best thing. Check back on this “what’s new” blog or sign up for my email list to receive news about a future CD release concert in 2014.


My New Role In World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Following “Crossing Listening Paths,” the 2011 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) Conference on Corfu Island, I became Vice President of the WFAE itself. In late July 2012, I became WFAE President. You can read my reports in the WFAE Quarterly News published online at http://wfae.proscenia.net/newsletter/. To read past issues of the newsletter please visit the News Archives.

You can also read about our efforts on our global network of affiliate organizations, by subscribing to the WFAE’s annual print journal, Soundscape: The Journal for Acoustic Ecology.

I participated in the founding conference of the WFAE in August, 1993 at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and co-wrote an article about it with fellow sound artist, Lou Mallozzi. It was published in the since defunct, New Art Examiner in 1994.

The Tuning of the World, NAE article 1994

In August 1993 I attended Tuning of the World, the First International Conference on Acoustic Ecology at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. With around 150 other people I played a very small part in starting the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.

Lou Mallozzi and I wrote an article about the conference published in the New Art Examiner. Here is scan in PDF format for download.

New Art Examiner was based in Chicago, the Midwest’s premiere regional arts journal, publishing from 1973 to 2002.

In October, I began serving as the Vice President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. In 2012 I expect to become President replacing fellow WFAE members Nigel Frayne and Hill Kobayashi.

Visit my Articles & Reviews page to find other writings of mine.

Jay Needham, Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place

on the stage something happenedI hope you will join me at 7PM this Friday evening, Feb. 18 for a special presentation by sound and media artist Jay Needham, at The (New) Corpse, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622.

Jay will present selections from recent works in a lecture titled Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place. Jay will be finishing a chapter on the sounds of Mashinima and planning an evening of radio art and surround sound works for the April 2011 Out of the Box Contemporary Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Jay is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Southern Illinois University, and a member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).

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The Dialogues at Links Hall


I am one of three guest artists creating sound at Links Hall in this nine-show series beginning September 13.

Links Hall Artistic Associate Dexter Bullard curates a series of improvised intimate phone calls between two well-known Chicago performers who are unknown to each other while the audience uses headphones to listen in…

Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield Avenue, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-281-0824

All shows are at 7:30 on Mondays. Schedule of the sonic artists:

  • Eric Leonardson: Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 15, Nov. 22
  • Lou Mallozzi: Sept. 20 (with Sam Wagster), Oct. 11, Oct. 18
  • Sam Wagster: Sept. 20 (with Lou Mallozzi), Nov. 1, Nov. 8

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Listening for the Future: American Society for Acoustic Ecology meeting in Chicago

Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreI’m happy to announce that the American Society for Acoustic Ecology‘s Listening for the Future symposium will take place from Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11 in Chicago. Hosted by the ASAE’s Midwest chapter and the World Listening Project this conference is the first of its kind in the United States. Please visit the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology website for details on how to participate.

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