http://ericleonardson.org/
http://www.worldlisteningproject.org/

Bio

Adjunct Associate Professor, Sound (1997). BFA, 1980, Northern Illinois University; MFA, 1983, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Concurrent Positions: Plasticene, Auris, Chicago Phonography; Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, World Listening Project. Exhibitions/Performances/Broadcasts: Art Institute of Chicago; Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Zweiter Berliner Congress, Berlin; New Music Circle, St. Louis; High Zero, Baltimore; Outer Ear Festival of Sound, Chicago; Beyond Music Festival, Venice, CA; Deep Wireless, Toronto; Radio Revolten, Halle, Kunstradio, Vienna. Recordings: Radio Reverie In the Waiting Place, Rarebit. Publications: Experimental Musical Instruments; Leonardo Music Journal; Musicworks; P-Form. Awards: Illinois Arts Council. 


Experience at SAIC

Exciting to be among so many brilliant and devoted artists and thinkers who are both our school's students, staff, and faculty.


Personal Statement

Chicago-based composer, radio artist, sound designer, instrument inventor, improviser, visual artist, and teacher. Eric has devoted a majority of his professional career to unorthodox approaches to sound and its instrumentation with a broad understanding of texture, atmosphere and micro-tones. He is a founder of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), a chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and president of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. From 1995-2012 he was co-founder, composer, sound designer, and performer in Plasticene.

 

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