Jul 12th 2019

Oumuamua Sound Walk with sound artist Anthony Janas:

The human brain receives and processes sound faster than any other sense. Sound creates the spatial setting and provides context for our other senses, sight, taste, smell, and touch to operate within. Since it is the first sense to be perceived, sound can be thought as the “scout” for the human brain. The sound walk being held at Ping Tom Park on July 12th, participants will be encouraged to listen how sound provides the foundation to the rich and dynamic landscape of the Park. From the train clanking overhead, boats passing by, to people simply enjoying the park. There will also be a underwater listening station setup, so that people can listen to how water changes the dynamics and speed of sound as they watch the water taxis approach the park.

About Anthony Janas:
Born in Evergreen Park in 1984, Anthony Janas. Retired Magician. Boat Captain. Noise musician. Anthony Janas utilities modular synthesizer techniques to construct soundscapes that undulates between the serene and perturbations found in the human condition. By using digitally treated found sounds and field recordings alongside analog waveforms, a sound collage is created that positions itself like a ghost lost in the past and future of electronic compositions.

Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE):
Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology is happy to announce its third annual series with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out In the Parks program.

Break away from your daily routine. Renew your sense of place through mindfulness walks and listening in the parks.

Join your neighbors in Soundwalks led by faculty and alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fellow teaching artists for a unique outdoor experience for all ages.

Presented by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Night Out In the Parks brings arts and culture to over 500 parks across the city, free and open for public participation.

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.

MSAE realizes it mission through local initiatives in agreement with the common aims and goals of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). These include public soundwalks, educational workshops, and creative and scholarly productions. We work in partnership with the National Park Service, Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago Park District, Chicago Wilderness, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Mixage Fou, and World Listening Project, among others.

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