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A group of people on a guided soundwalk in Northerly Island Park.

I-Chien Chen / Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Sound Walk Series

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A group of people on a guided soundwalk in Northerly Island Park.

I-Chien Chen / Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Sound Walk Series

Perk up your ears on a guided ‘soundwalk’ in Chicago

Insects buzzing, rustling leaves, even the sound of your own steps can become your next playlist – if you pause long enough to listen.

A group of people on a guided soundwalk in Northerly Island Park.

I-Chien Chen / Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Sound Walk Series

   

In collaboration with the Chicago Park District and Night Out In The Parks, the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Soundwalk Series kicks off this weekend with a walk led by teaching artist, Hai-Wen Lin.

Soundwalks guide participants through a series of exercises to slow down, become more present and begin to notice and pay attention to the interplay of sounds happening around us. These walks are free, and occur in parks throughout the city.

Reset learns more about the benefits of listening to nature.

GUESTS: Eric Leonardson, co-founder president, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

Paige Naylor, program director MSAE Summer Soundwalk Series

Hai-Wen Lin, artist leading first soundwalk

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