The 606 Soundscape | Sounds and Lost and Found | World Listening Day on July 16-18

WLD2016logo-3Join us on The 606 & Bloomingdale Trail, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 16–18 for  soundwalks, sound making, listening workshops, and  symposium to celebrate World Listening Day 2016.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES

SATURDAY July 16, 2016

10-12:00 pm

Soundwalk & Drawing with Norman W. Long & Eric Leonardson
McCormick Tribune YMCA, 1834 Lawndale Ave., meet at Active Green Space on west (Ridgeway) side of building

7-8:30 pm

Lost Sound Urban Safari with Anna Orlikowska & Eric Leonardson
Walsh Park, meet at Northeast Wall lawn near Bloomingdale Trail East Trailhead

SUNDAY July 17, 2016

6-7:30 pm

Sounds Alive Treasure Hunt with Scratch Orchestra. Meet at Lawn above St. Louis Ave. on Bloomingdale Trail.

8-8:10 pm

World Listening Day 2016 Virtual Symposium Keynote by Eric Leonardson, meet at Julia de Burgos Park or Tune-in live at SoundCon.org

MONDAY July 18, 2016

9:00 am-10:30 am (Central Time) World Listening Day Virtual Symposium Global Live Stream SoundCon.org

6:30-8:00 pm

Hidden Sounds | Radio Ear soundwalks with Monica Ryan, Sadie Woods & Jeff Kolar. Meet us to begin at Humboldt Blvd Access Point on the Bloomingdale Trail. The walk will lead into Humboldt Park.

World Listening Day is an annual event held on July 18. The purposes of World Listening Day are to:

  • Celebrate the listening practices of the world and the ecology of its acoustic environments;
  • Raise awareness about the growing number of individual and group efforts that creatively explore Acoustic Ecology based on the pioneering efforts of the World Soundscape Project, among many others;
  • Design and implement educational initiatives that explore these concepts and practices.

IN THE WORDS OF HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP: A soundwalk is “any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment.” It may serve many aims. By raising our appreciation of listening and sound making, we begin improving the quality of our acoustic environment.

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