Learn how to listen and record outdoors with Eric Leonardson, Inferno (Chicago Park District) and Experimental Sound Studio. Limited places available! To join the wait list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, serves as the Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a performer, composer, and sound designer, Leonardson created sound with the Chicago based physical theater company Plasticene (1995-2012). Leonardson performs internationally with the Springboard, a self-built instrument made in 1994 and often presents on acoustic ecology to new audiences.
Inferno is a mobile Chicago Park District youth arts program dedicated to the sonic arts, collaborative media experimentation, and civic dialogue.
Experimental Sound Studio is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound.
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE):
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.