Chicago Sound Show
Student Andy Slater (’20) and faculty Stephan Moore and Olivia Block had installations at The Chicago Sound Show through the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art. The outdoor exhibit space throughout University of Chicago’s campus allows people to connect and interact with found sound, meditative human voice, acoustic archaeology, and more.
Visiting Artist: Eleanor McDowall
Eleanor McDowall led a discussion on radio, storytelling and dance on November 14. McDowall is a Director at Falling Tree Productions. She is the series producer of BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts, which won the Gold Award for Best Radio Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in both 2017 and 2018.
Masterclass: Designing Sound with Interactive Architecture
On October 25, Sound Arts and Industries students collaborated with Engineering Design Innovation students for a day-long masterclass on designing sound with interactive architecture led by George Hugnal, who is the senior sound designer at Jellyvision.
Visiting Artist: Kara Oehler
On October 23 Media artist and radio producer Kara Oehler discussed the production of her “Sonic Voyages” issue of the New York Times Magazine, which guides the audience through recordings instead of print. Recordings include ultrasonic conversations of urban rats in NYC and the cracking of the Earth’s crust in the Atacama Desert, among others.
Visiting Artist: Mandee Mallonee
Mandee Mallonee, Head of Video Production at Elektra Music Group, discussed the current music video industry on October 16. She guided students through the video production process from inception to completion.
The Truth Episode
Cara Ehlenfeldt (’19) was featured in a fun episode of The Truth podcast. Ehlenfeldt is the associate producer for The Truth.