[microsound-announce] Listening for the Future: ASAE Symposium July 9–11

Eric Leonardson info at mwsae.org
Sun Jul 4 16:42:20 EDT 2010


Contact: Eric Leonardson, Founder
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
Telephone: 773-722-0346
Mobile: 773-218-5796
E-mail: info at mwsae.org

The American Society for Acoustic Ecology announces:

/"Listening for the Future"/ /first-ever national symposium addressing 
global soundscape/

/July 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010/

Chicago, Illinois June 24, 2010 —/Listening for the Future/ will take 
place from *July 9-11, 2010* to actively engage with the most neglected 
aspect of our environment: *the soundscape*. Hosted by the newly-founded 
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology <http://mwsae.org/> and World 
Listening Project <http://www.worldisteningproject.org/>, this will be 
the first conference held by the American Society for Acoustic Ecology 
<http://www.acousticecology.org/asae/> in Chicago, home to a thriving 
sonic arts community and center for world-class architecture, on the 
shore of largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth. An inspiring three 
days of discussion, workshops, concerts, and soundwalks are planned in 
an emerging field of study and activism that unites a broad range of 
social, scientific, and artistic concerns.

Event Highlights

    * */Friday, July 9 - /*/'Citizen Sound'/ symposium (5-7PM) opens
      with a wine and cheese reception, introductions to each of the
      *ASAE* chapters, and presentations by leaders in Chicago's
      cultural and advocacy scene at *Columbia College*, 33 E. Congress
      Parkway, basement lobby and room # LL11. Featured guests include
      L*ou Mallozzi*, Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio
      <http://www.experimentalsoundstudio.org/> and architect *Graham
      Balkany* of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition
      <http://www.savemrh.com/>. A media lounge, where guests can sample
      CDs and peruse publications by participants, performers and ASAE*
      *members, will be open all night. Attendees will how they may
      participate in the first World Listening Day
      <http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/?p=667> (July 18, 2010).
      Following dinner at a local eatery, we'll be treated to a
      *concert* (8:30-10:30PM - $10) featuring ASAE member composers,
      performers and special guests.

    * */Saturday, July 10/* - Head "out of town" for an *afternoon
      soundwalk* (2-4PM) in Miller Woods,
      at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
      <http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm>. After the dunes soundwalk,
      it's back to the city for another group *dinner *(6:30-8:15)
      followed by a Chicago nightlife soundwalk (8:30-10PM). This day’s
      events should provide plenty of opportunities for informal
      conversation and networking among members.

    * */Sunday, July 11/** *- *ASAE* members lead a *workshop for
      children* (2-3PM) and families near Gallery 400
      <http://www.uic.edu/aa/college/gallery400/>. ASAE members from New
      York, San Francisco, the Midwest, Southwest and beyond will
      present a concert in the *gallery*, 3:30-5:30PM at 400 S. Peoria
      Street. This event will also be streamed live. The evening
      concludes with a *live* *radio performance* on Philip von Zweck’s
      “Something Else” show at 10 PM-12AM on *WLUW 88.7FM*

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The ASAE - Listening for the Future

During the course of the symposium, the *ASAE*'s governing body and 
leaders from all the regional chapters will be meeting to brainstorm for 
the future of the organization.

Registration & Travel

Registration for Listening to the Future is $50 ($35 for students and 
artists) and includes membership in the *ASAE*. All events, including 
both concerts, the /'Citizen Sound'/ symposium, the soundwalks and the 
workshop are free for* ASAE* members (current for 2010). Benefits of 
ASAE membership are provided on the ASAE website 

A registration page will be posted shortly, along with locations of all 
venues, maps, schedules etc.

All meals are pay-your-own, but we'll be making advance reservations so 
will ask you to register. Transportation between venues, including the 
Dunes soundwalk, will be via public transit. These costs are not covered 
by the* ASAE*, but we will plan to meet and travel as a group to the 
Dunes soundwalk.

Hotels and travel resources, and any other additional information will 
be listed on the MSAE’s Listening for the Future web page: 
http://mwsae.org <http://mwsae.org/>. Please bookmark and check back 
often, as we'll be making frequent updates.


The *Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology* (MSAE), founded in 2009, is a 
chapter of the *American Society for Acoustic Ecolog*y (ASAE), the U.S. 
affiliate of the *World Forum for Acoustic Ecology <http://wfae.net>* 
(WFAE), an international association of affiliated organizations and 
individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world's 
soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of 
individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological 
aspects of the sonic environment. *Learn more about the WFAE on its 
website: http://wfae.net*

Listening for the Future Organizing Committee:

Eric Leonardson, Chair
Michelle Nagai
Andrea Polli

Assisted by:
Jamie Davis
Jesse Seay

/Listening for the Future/ is organized by the American Society for 
Acoustic Ecology <http://www.acousticecology.org/asae/>, and hosted by 
the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology <http://mwsae.org> and the 
World Listening Project 
Sponsors include Vocalo.org (89.5 FM) <http://vocalo.org/>, The National 
Park Service <http://www.nps.gov/index.htm> and Columbia College 

Eric Leonardson, founder
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE)
Email: info at mwsae.org
Web: http://mwsae.org
WLP web: http://www.worldlisteningproject.org
Skype: worldlistening
Mobile: 773-218-5796

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