Report from Balance-Unbalance 2016 in Manizales, Colombia


Jardín Botánica in Manizales, Colombia on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Greetings! Here is some news from Balance-Unbalance in Manizales. Following my “Eco-sensing” talk on Monday, I presented briefly in a large global Live Audio Streaming Panel with Grant Smith on Wednesday. Video of the panel stream is now archived here on YouTube.

We enjoyed discussing our experiences and ideas about real time location-based audio and environmental listening with a large host of brilliant artists and researchers. It was genuinely a global panel with participants from Australia, Estonia, Korea, Japan, England, and USA.

BunB2015data-scienceThursday and Friday at the Universidad de Caldas, adjacent to the Jardín Botánica, we’re having the “Sounding Colombia” workshop led by members of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology: Scott Smallwood and Stephan Moore of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and Emmanuel Galvan of the Foro Mexicano de Ecología Acústica (Mexican Forum for Acoustic Ecology), with Grant Smith of the UK-based SoundCamp.

Balance-Unbalance 2016 helps convene people with a great body of knowledge and ideas. We can come together again for World Listening Day: Sounds Lost and Found on Monday, July 18, and through the week of July 16th-22nd, to explore one of most important ways we have to understand and design our world, through soundscape awareness and listening.

All the best,

WATER WORKS! Friday-Saturday 18-20 March

waterworks2016I am one of the curators for WATER WORKS! the 2016 Waterwheel online sharing event devoted to water in its social, economic, scientific, and artistic manifestations. Over this weekend people around the world can sign in for free to host or watch events at the Tap.

My four selected works are “Railroad Storm Drain” by Christopher DeLaurenti; “Unter Grund” by Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther; “von der rheinquelle bis hafen karlsruhe | rhein_strom,” by Thomas M. Siefert & Lasse-Marc Riek; and Jay Needham‘s “Liquesce 1.”

Our Tap is Water Works! 4, with Ricardo Dal Farra and Leah Barclay. It opens at 22:00 CDT. Again, the Tap is free to sign in and interact with anywhere in the world. Program, dates & times are posted at

Over 150 contributors responded with a total of some 260 contributions accessible on the Waterwheel Media Centre. 22 curators assessed the contributions and will present a selection in a series of seven online panels on the Tap on 18-20 March 2016. Join the live streams at 


December 8, Live Performance on Classical and Beyond, WNUR 89.3 FM

Live Performance on Classical and Beyond, WNUR 89.3 FM
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
WNUR 89.3 FM, throughout Chicagoland and streaming on the web.

Eric Leonardson performs live on WNUR’s weekly Classical and Beyond show. Listen at 2:00 p.m. on 89.3 FM, broadcast from Evanston. Live streaming from WNUR online. The ensemble for this performance includes:

Eric Leonardson: springboard, electronics
Christopher Preissing: flute
Tim Daisy: drums
Lilliana Wosko: cello
Peter Manau: guitar, violin

WNUR is a non–commercial, listener–supported radio station broadcasting at 89.3 FM on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston. Heard by nearly 3 million potential listeners throughout Chicagoland. WNUR also streams on the web to listeners around the world.

Streaming Audio 2007 Tour Archives

From The Tank, May 2007

The Springboard with Catskill Mountains at the Wave Farm, New York. Photo by Eric Leonardson ©2007.

Recordings of the Anna Friz + Eric Leonardson duo are archived from performance at The Tank, New York City on Thursday, May 31, 2007.

Joining us that evening was Jack Wright (saxophone, clarinet) and Andrew Drury (drums, percussion). The night of performances concluded with all four artists improvising together.

Listen to the final set with us all.

This event was co-sponsored by the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology and recorded live by free103point9/Wave Farm.

More works are archived on my artist page in the Wave Farm Transmission Art Archive.

From the Red Room, June 2007

Live on art@radio: Anna Friz + Eric Leonardson duo + Walter Gross solo. Recorded at the Red Room, Baltimore on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Photo by Steve Bradley ©2007.

“Dancing Walls…” excerpts

Listen to excerpts of “Dancing Walls Stir the Prairies” on Anna Friz’s blog or the entire June 2007 piece broadcast on Kunstradio-Radiokunst.

2007 Anna Friz and Eric Leonardson East Coast Tour Schedule

Saturday, May 19 Bowerbird @ UCAL, Philadelphia
Wednesday, May 23 free103point9 Wave Farm, Acra, NY
Saturday, May 26 Eye Ear Nose & Throat Festival AS220, Providence
Sunday, May 27 Redtail Collective, Boston
Thursday, May 31 The Tank, New York City
Saturday, June 2 Red Room, Baltimore