Jul 25th 2018

Become a citizen scientist with Eric Leonardson and naturalist, Dr. Carl Strang plus musician, Rob Frye on birdsongs.

Free and open to the public! All welcome!

Meet at the prairie garden south of Bryn Mawr Avenue, located between the driveway to Northside College Preparatory High School and the river.

“Soundwalks have roots in acoustic ecology, which is a field commonly associated with social sciences in the academic world. Acoustic Ecology is a multidisciplinary field that is specifically focused on sound and its relationship to aesthetics, engineering, music, science, and psychology. All these disciplines share knowledge to understand the importance of sound in terms of human communications,” says Eric…overall the soundwalks raise awareness of these different relationships and can provide insight to how we design our environment.” – quotes from: https://www.chicagoparksfoundation.org/seeinggreen/soundwalking-in-chicagos-parks?rq=soundwalks

Eric’s ideas about soundwalking as ecological practice are informed by a Canadian composer, Hildegard Westerkamp. He suggests you may like to read about her approach to soundwalking https://www.sfu.ca/~westerka/writings%20page/articles%20pages/soundasecology2.html

Learn more about Eric’s work at www.facebook.com/eric.leonardson and ericleonardson.org

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), established in 2009, is a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, while promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments

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