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HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground

A Soundwalk in Chicago’s Pedway System

Join Eric Leonardson, Christophe Preissing, and Alex Braidwood on an underground soundwalk in downtown Chicago.

Hear Below: Listening to Chicago Underground will explore Chicago’s pedway system with our ears. Along the way we will stop and listen to a variety of unique sound environments, try out Alex Braidwood’s Listening Instruments, get a little history, and conclude the soundwalk with a conversation. By experiencing the hustle and bustle of this rather ordinary of conveyances, the Pedway, reveals what urban critic Jane Jacobs calls “the seemingly mysterious and perverse behavior of cities”.

At 12:15 meet at 112 S. Michigan Avenue, inside the entrance of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MacLean Center. There is an elevator for those that require accessibility.

At 12:30 participants walk across Monroe Street to the entrance to Grant Park North parking garage where the soundwalk will begin. The entire soundwalk is wheelchair accessible.

Please register as there will be a limited number of participants in this soundwalk.

Presented by NON:op Open Opera Works and Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology.

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