A series of guided, thematically focused soundwalks, workshops and training sessions that engage multi-generational communities in their own neighborhoods. Participants will listen to and for cultural and natural features of the landscape. Rivers, streets, residential and commercial dwellings, traffic patterns, and human and animal sounds all feature in these soundscapes. Walks will last 35-45 minutes and be led by a local sound artist; many are alumni and/or faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and members of the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology. Each experience will conclude with a 15 minute reflection. 2021 marks the sixth year of MWSAE's Summer Soundwalk series. In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.
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Summer Soundwalks in the Parks at Byrnes
Byrnes (Marian R.) Park
Chicago Park District