Walking In Between Soundscapes | August 4 | Comfort Station

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
Eric Leonardson
Jenn Grossman
Stuart Jackson

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Soundscapes with Stephen McCauley | Interview on World Listening Day

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.

My interview appear approximately 10 minutes into the show. It includes a field recording I made in Bremen, Germany in 2015. Stephen invites listeners to contact him about sending your soundscape recordings to air on a future show.

The 606 Soundscape, June 18


606soundscapeJoin us on The 606 & Bloomingdale Trail starting 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18.

Explore new soundscapes. Go on soundwalks with Amanda Gutierrez, Norman W Long, Anna Orlikowska and me. Hal Rammel and I will show how to make simple instruments.

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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)

Visit 606soundscape.org for details. View printable trail map. Support for this project is provided by the Chicago Park District in partnership with the City of Chicago and The Trust for Public Land. Join us next month for soundscape interactions July 16–18.

Phonophon 5 Year Anniversary Double-CD

Phonophon compilation CD


I am pleased to announce [rec.phonophon], a new double CD release celebrating the fifth year of the Phonophon concert series of phonography and experimental music in Frankfurt am Main.

Curated by the Verein zur Förderung von Phonographie und experimenteller Musik (society for the advancement of phonography an experimental music), Phonophon has featured more than 50 concerts with local, national and international artists.

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.


March 28, Perfomance with Jonathan Chen and Anne Guthrie at Panopoly Lab

8pm Thursday, MARCH 28, 2013

The Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206


panoply labs imageI 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)

Jack Wright (saxophone) and Andrew Drury (percussion) – http://www.springgardenmusic.com/

David Grollman (percussion)

Owen Stewart-Robinson (guitar) and Brad Henkel (trumpet)

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A Week of Sound and Silence: Interview On Vidos Island

Interview on Vidos Island

Part of Kiki Karydi’s “A Week of Sound and Silence” project.

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.”

Chicago Phonography in “Here/Not There” at Museum of Contemporary Art

cityscape_projectionI 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.

Opening at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 Chicago Phonography in “Here/Not There”

mca.jpgMuseum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.280.2660 | 312.397.4010
Admission is FREE all day on Tuesdays
July 21—26, 2009

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WLP on WLUW Sunday April 5 10PM Central (GMT -6)

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

Chicago Phonography radio broadcast on Something Else

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.