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Pedagogical Factory: Sounds and Listening
August 18, 2007 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
How We Listen w/ Lou Mallozzi and Christina Kubisch
How Do We Listen To The City? How We Listen will pair two important and very active audio artists, Lou Mallozzi and Christina Kubisch. Both will discuss their works – from projects performed throughout the world and provide insights to sound ideas, the nature of their work and to their vast audio networks.
Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 for the production and promotion of innovative approaches to the sonic arts. The mission of ESS is to make audio technology accessible and affordable as well as to encourage the creative process.
Christina Kubisch belongs to the first generation of sound artists. Trained as a composer, she has artistically developed such techniques as magnetic induction to realize her installations. Since 1986 she has added light as an artistic element to her work with sound. Her work displays an artistic development which is often described as the “synthesis of arts” – the discovery of acoustic space and the dimension of time in the visual arts on the one hand, and a redefinition of relationships between material and form on the other.
Lou Mallozzi is Director of Experimental Sound Studio, responsible for general administration, fundraising, and programming. Lou co-founded ESS in 1986 with several artists and administrators, and was Associate Director until 1999. During that time, he established the public access recording facility at ESS. In addition, he was responsible for coordinating organizational collaborations and artists’ projects, including co-produced performances and exhibitions with local galleries and cultural institutions, visiting artist projects with artists from the US and Europe, and the city wide Chicago Soundscape Project in 1996. Lou is an educator and an active audio artist.
How We Sound: Audio Workshop w/ Jesse Seay
Favorite Chicago Sounds (2006-2007) is a collaborative web-based project designed to showcase unique audio portraits of Chicago and mirror what Chicagoans think about their city’s soundscape. Favorite Chicago Sounds (FCS) will explore the Hyde Park community as a site for audio research and will identify sites for recording and expanding the scope of this ongoing project. The FCS web site invites visitors to answer a short questionnaire about their favorite sounds of the city. Once they’ve submitted a response, visitors gain access to the general catalog of submissions. Recordists then record selected sounds from the catalog, which are posted online in MP3 format and downloadable for free. FCS is a project of Experimental Sound Studio and operates in partnership with Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), who auditions FCS-collected sounds for broadcast as part of their ongoing Sonic Soundscapes project.