Myopic Improvised-Experimental Music Series With KG Price, Monday October 19

7:30p Monday, October 19

Eric Leonardson (springboard), KG Price (percussion)

Myopic Improvised-Experimental Music Series

1564 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Conveniently located near the Damen Blue Line CTA stop in Wicker Park.
Find us upstairs. Admission is free.

Michael Zerang: Monday, March 2 at Myopic Books

264078_239900632705250_8350292_nMichael Zerang and I play together in the venerable weekly Improvised-Experimental Music Series…

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 at Myopic Books
1564 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL 60622
(773) 862-4882
Admission free

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Michael Zerang is a first generation American of Assyrian decent, a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. Read Michael Zerang’s full bio here.

We start at 7:30 p.m. and I estimate our set will end around 8:30 p.m. Parking is difficult on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Public transportation may be your best option. The Damen Avenue CTA Blue Line station is just around the corner, and CTA buses stop at the intersection of Damen, North, and Milwaukee Avenues.

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.  🙂

November 19 at Myopic With Albert Wildeman (bass)

Eric Leonardson performs at Myopic. (Photo taken by Aaron Zarzutski, August 2008)

7:30 PM, Monday, November 19

Myopic Bookstore
1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622
Find us up on the second floor.

Albert Wildeman (bass) and Eric Leonardson (springboard, electronics) perform in the weekly Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series, curated by Fred Lonberg-Holm, Brian Labycz and Aaron Zarzutzki.

More info the Myopic Improvised/Experimental Music Series: www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html

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Music and Images for Plasticene’s “From a Fading Light”

photo by Stephan MazurekStephan Mazurek’s photos help convey the spectacular and visceral nature of our work on the Plasticene 15th Year Process blog. To experience Plasticene’s work in the fullest sense you must be present physically, as I am. Our show opens tonight May 12 and runs until May 22 at Saint Paul’s Cultural Center at 2215 West North Avenue, in Wicker Park.

Reserve your seats on Brown Paper Tickets. More info www.plasticene.com

Sound files from the show are up on my new SoundCloud profile. This is an excerpt: Please view my previous post for the schedule and more information.

Plasticene presents From a Fading Light

From a Fading Light postcardin partnership with the Near Northwest Arts Council

Plasticene presents the world premiere of FROM A FADING LIGHT

“…an immersive and breathtaking promenade physical theater performance that travels through the entirety of a 100-year-old church in Wicker Park created by Chicago’s pioneer physical theater company.
“Plasticene’s work is not to be missed…”—Chicago Tribune

“Plasticene’s work is never to be missed…”—Chicago Sun-Times

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