2010 ASAE National Symposium and Retreat

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The American Society for Acoustic Ecology is pleased to announce ASAE Chicago:

“Listening for the Future”

July 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010

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This is the first-ever national gathering of the ASAE membership and the general public. Hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project, Listening for the Future will take place from July 9-11, 2010. We think it’s going to be a fantastic three days, with plenty of information and inspiration to go around. We hope you will join us at this landmark event.

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Event Highlights

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  • Friday (7/9) – Friday (7/9) ‘Citizen Sound’ symposium featuring a wine and cheese reception, introductions to each of the ASAE chapters, and presentations by leaders in Chicago’s cultural and advocacy scene. Featured guests include Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio and architect Graham Balkany of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition. A media lounge, where guests can sample CDs and peruse publications by participants, performers and ASAE members, will be open all night. Following dinner at a local eatery, we’ll be treated to a concert featuring ASAE member composers, performers and special guests.
  • Saturday (7/10) – Head “out of town” for an afternoon soundwalk in Miller Woods, at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. After the dunes soundwalk, it’s back to the city for another group dinner followed by a Chicago nightlife soundwalk. This day’s events should provide plenty of opportunities for informal conversation and networking among members.
  • Sunday (7/11) ASAE members lead a workshop for children and families. A late afternoon concert and closing reception will follow. ASAE members from New York, San Francisco, the Midwest, Southwest and beyond will present their works.

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The ASAE – Listening for the Futurelisten

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During the course of these events, the ASAE‘s governing body and leaders from all the regional chapters will be meeting to brainstorm for the future of the organization. We will be soliciting input from you – our members – as we embark on this important work. Please plan to share any ideas, concerns or questions about the organization that you might have.

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Practicalities

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Photo by Eric Leonardson

All events, including both concerts, the ‘Citizen Sound’ symposium, the soundwalks and the workshop are free for ASAE members (current for 2010). All meals are pay-your-own, but we’ll be making advance reservations so will ask you to register. Transportation between venues, including the Dunes soundwalk, will be via public transit. These costs are not covered by the ASAE, but we will plan to meet and travel as a group to the Dunes soundwalk.

We’re working now to put together a list of hotels and travel resources for those of you attending from afar. Homestays with Chicago MSAE and WLP members may also be possible.

Additional details will be posted on the Listening for the Future web page. Please bookmark and check back often as we’ll be making frequent updates from here forward. A registration page will be posted early next week, along with locations of all venues, maps, schedules etc.

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Listening for the Future Organizing Committee:

Eric Leonardson, Chair
Michelle Nagai
Andrea Polli

Assisted by:
Jamie Davis
Jesse Seay

Listening for the Future is organized by the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and hosted by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project. Sponsors include Vocalo.org (89.5 FM), The National Park Service and Columbia College.

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Learn how to explore a natural environment through sound. Below is additional information about the upcoming soundwalk at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:

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  • Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Date: Saturday, July 10

  • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 20 N Lake Street, Miller, IN 46403

  • Vocalo.org 89.5FM is pleased to support the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology as a media sponsor for the Indiana Dunes Sound Walk.

  • A brief presentation by members of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology will be given at the Douglas Center before the soundwalk in Miller Woods. The soundwalk concludes with a discussion for participants.


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Read about the soundwalk and other events in the park’s newspaper, Singing Sands.

Vocalo ORG.FM

Download the Park Newspaper (with park map) – The Singing Sands Summer 2010


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Transportation

  • The Paul H. Douglas Center is an approximately 10-minute walk from the Miller station on the South Shore Line.
  • Trains depart from downtown Chicago three times in the morning, arriving in time to attend the soundwalk. (Travel time: approximately 1 hour and 8 minutes.) To view the weekend train schedule between the Millennium Park station, 151 E. Randolph Street, downtown and Miller station visit http://www.nictd.com

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Eastbound Weekend/Holiday

Origin Station: Millennium Station

Destination Station: Miller

Schedule Generated: Fri Mar 19 18:27:08 2010

Train Number Departure Arrival
503 08:40AM d09:48AM
603 10:45AM d11:54AM
605 12:12PM d01:21PM
505 01:35PM d02:44PM
507 04:43PM d05:52PM
509 06:22PM d07:31PM
511 09:15PM d10:24PM
513 11:15PM d12:24AM
601 12:45AM d01:48AM
Fare Type Cost
One Way $5.50
Reduced One Way $2.75
10 Ride $52.25
25 Ride $123.75
Reduced 25 Ride $68.75
Monthly Pass $159.50

Qualifications for REDUCED FARES

Children 13 Years and Younger, Seniors 65 and Older, Passengers with
Disabilities

f = Flag Stop d = Train Departs after Discharging Passengers

Schedule provided by www.nictd.com
IntelliSchedule

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

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Westbound Weekend/Holiday Schedule

Origin Station: Miller

Destination Station: Millennium Station

Train Number Departure Arrival
600 05:56AM 07:00AM
502 08:06AM 09:13AM
606 10:03AM 11:10AM
506 01:31PM 02:39PM
608 04:16PM 05:23PM
508 06:05PM 07:11PM
610 07:46PM 08:52PM
510 10:36PM 11:43PM
Fare Type Cost
One Way $5.50
Reduced One Way $2.75
10 Ride $52.25
25 Ride $123.75
Reduced 25 Ride $68.75
Monthly Pass $159.50

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Empty Space compilation release on the Wandering Ear net.label

http://www.wanderingear.com/

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Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and The World Listening Project are seeking submissions for The Empty Spaces, a compilation release on the Wandering Ear netlabel. Launched in 2006, Wandering Ear is dedicated to releasing field recording-oriented audio from around the world. The concept is deliberately open-ended to accomodate the unexpected. Co-curated by Nathan Larson and Mike Hallenbeck, all Wandering Ear releases are available for free download by individual track or as a zipped file containing all tracks under a Creative Commons License for personal use.

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www.wanderingear.com

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THE EMPTY SPACE

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Empty spaces, destitute of activity,

Once inhabited, teaming with life, leaving traces…

in the earth, on their walls, in the air

Empty places… abandoned or never inhabited

a sonic odor, once removed

remains etched in the subconscious

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The Empty Space is an invitation for new or existing field recordings and field recording-based audio submissions that explore the sonic qualities of the Empty Space. All tracks of this CD-length compilation will be exclusive to the Wandering Ear site and will be available for free download for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License.

  • Submissions must have field recordings as a substantial element, but could include montages, audio manipulation, voiceover, narration, etc.
  • Submissions may be no more than 10 minutes duration, recommended length is 6-8 minutes.

Please send stereo 192 kbps MP3 format audio file, text description, bio, and image in a single zipped file via downloadable link or Yousendit to:

Christopher Preissing: preissing@gmail.com

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by September 1 to be eligible for inclusion in the compilation.

NOTE: In the event that more submissions are received than can be included in the compilation, curatorial license will be exercised.

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