Join us for a night of experimental music based in soundscapes, acoustic instruments, walking, and microtonal improvisations by New York and Chicago artists Eric Leonardson, Jenn Grossman, Amanda Gutierrez, and Stuart Jackson.
9 PM–12 AM Saturday, August 4 Comfort Station Logan Square 2579 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60647
Amanda Gutiérrez, in collaboration with Jenn Grossman
Soundscapes With Stephen McCauley delivers a mix of contemporary classical, electronica, ambient and acoustic music.
12 July 2017 Stephen McCauley interviewed me about World Listening Day 2017 and its theme, “Listening to the ground.” Listen online at until August 9, 2017
“Soundscapes with Stephen McCauley” is broadcast on weeknights on BBC Radio Ulster / Radio Foyle (Northern Ireland). It features various genres of popular music with a brief interlude featuring a field recording mixed in with music.
“Listening to the ground” is the theme devised by Pauline Oliveros who passed away November 24, 2016 at age 84. As a well-known woman pioneer of electronic music composition, improviser, teacher, and founder of Deep Listening, she was a friend and inspiration to many of us. Learn how to participate in World Listening Day 2017.
The 606 & Bloomingdale Trail
June 18, 2016
● 10-11 am Meet at Julia de Burgos Park, Albany Access Point
Soundwalk with Amanda Gutierrez & Eric (Spanish)
● 1-2 pm Meet at Exelon Observatory at Ridgeway, the West Trailhead
Soundwalk with Norman W. Long & Eric (English)
● 4-5:20 pm at lawn over St. Louis Ave & Bloomingdale Trail
Instrument Making Workshop with Hal Rammel & Eric
● 6-7 pm Meet at Wood Street Access Ramp
Soundwalk with Anna Orlikowska (Polish)
As a participating artist in 2012 my contribution to the project is “Howard CTA Station (Live Dec. 2013).”
The CD is in an edition of 500. “40 tracks give the listener the chance to go on a trip through a diverse and ever expanding sound universe.” To order a copy, listen to samples, etc., please visit http://compilation.phonophon.de/. All proceeds help organize future projects.
I perform on this evening with Jonathan Chen (violin) and Anne Guthrie (french horn).
Also performing that evening an fantastic group of improvising musicians on acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instruments:
SULT – Tony Dryer (contrabass), Jacob Felix Heule (percussion), Guro Skumsnes Moe (contrabass), Håvard Skaset (acoustic guitar), from Norway.
PascAli – Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper (prepared bass duo)
Kiki is a graduate student studying in the UK. She was among the many people met in Corfu for “Crossing Listening Paths” 2011 WFAE International Conference. Among the questions I respond to are, In the video I respond to four questions, “What feelings to the soundscapes in Corfu inspire in you?”, “What is ‘silence’ for you?”, and “When a soundscape is mediatized, does it lose its naturalness?”
“A Week of Sound and Silence” will feature interviews with Christopher W. Clark, Katharine Norman, R. Murray Schafer, David Murphy, and Allen S. Weiss, and other participants in “Crossing Listening Paths.”
I am creating an installation and five performances in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art with Chad Clark, Brett Ian Balogh, and fellow members of Chicago Phonography for the MCA’s Here/Not There series.
Members of the World Listening Project will be on Chicago’s WLUW 88.7 Loyola radio program Something Else hosted by Philip Von Zweck this Sunday night at 10PM Central (GMT -6) on April 5th. Field recordings by WLP members will be aired and news of upcoming events provided.
If you live outside the broadcast radius of WLUW, you can still listen to the Internet stream: http://wluw.streamguys.net/listen.pls
The Chicago Phonography broadcast on Philip von Zweck’s Something Else radio program, performed live on August 3rd, 2008, has just been posted in it’s entirety on archive.org. Listen to it here:
Chicago Phonography is a loose collective of artists interested in promoting creative activity in listening by producing and broadcasting unprocessed field recordings as an ensemble in a context of live improvisation. Motivated by the maxim “nature performs and we provide the secretarial services” (R. Murray Schafer The Tuning of the World). This is a four-hour continuous performance by Chicago Phonography broadcasted live from WLUW 88.7 Independent Community Radio studios for the experimental music program Something Else hosted by Philip Von Zweck.
Performing on this evening were Todd Carter, Chad Clark, Chris Hammes, Eric Leonardson, Joshua Manchester, Patrick Scott, and Aaron Zarzutzki.