Feb 8th 2019

Join sound artists Eric Leonardson and Christophe Preissing at Space p11 as they discuss their soundwalking and listening practices leading up to HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground. Their jointly led soundwalk happens on the next day at 2pm Saturday, February 9 in the underground Chicago Pedway system: https://www.facebook.com/events/308600499759263/

Space p11 is an independent gallery for off-grid art, architecture and culture, located in the Chicago Pedway at 55 E Randolph Street, Pedway Level, Chicago https://space-p11.com/

This event is free and open to the public.

HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground will explore the east to west route from the Illinois Center, passing through the South Shore Platform, Millennium Station, the Chicago Cultural Center, Macy’s, the Red Line station, Block 37, the Blue Line Station, and end near Starbucks below the Richard J. Daley Center. We will stop and listen to the unique sound environment of each of these segments of the Pedway, get a little history along the way and conclude with a conversation at the end of the soundwalk.

It is through experiencing the hustle and bustle of this rather ordinary of conveyances, the Pedway, that according to urban critic Jane Jacobs, reveals “the seemingly mysterious and perverse behavior of cities”. That by looking and listening “closely, and with as little previous expectation as is possible, at the most ordinary scenes and events, [we can] attempt to see what they mean and whether any threads of principle emerge among them.”

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