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Listening for the Future

When: Fri., July 9, 5 p.m. 2010

The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology and the World Listening Project host Listening for the Future, a symposium to promote a “public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.” Tonight’s “Citizen Sound” program (5 PM, Columbia College, basement lobby and room LL11), includes introductions to other American Society for Acoustic Ecology chapters, talks conducted by Experimental Sound Studio executive director Lou Mallozzi and architect Grahm Balkany of the Gropius in Chicago Coalition (a key proponent for the preservation of the Michael Reece hospital’s sonic environment), and a concert at 8:30 PM featuring ASAE member composers. Saturday includes two soundwalks, one from 2 to 4 PM in Miller Woods at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the other, a “Chicago nightlife soundwalk,” starting at 1425 N. Damen at 8:30 PM. On Sunday, ASAE members will conduct a workshop for kids and families from 2 to 3 PM near UIC’s Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria) and perform in the gallery from 3:30 to 5:30. The weekend wraps with a live radio performance (10 PM-midnight) on Philip von Zweck’s experimental music program Something Else on Loyola’s WLUW station. All events are free for ASAE members; concerts are $10 for nonmembers.

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