HEAR BELOW 2021: My Pedway Soundwalk

HEAR BELOW: My Pedway Soundwalk

Self-Guided Soundwalk in Chicago’s Pedway System

For a third consecutive year, NON:op Open Opera Works and Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology team up to offer HEAR BELOW: a subterranean, site-specific soundwalk through Chicago’s Pedway system. This year’s COVID-conscious, self-guided installment of HEAR BELOW, titled “My Pedway Soundwalk” invites participants to rediscover the act of listening and to share their experiences using audio, video, still images and text.

What do you hear? My Pedway Soundwalk invites YOU to discover what listening means to you in these unusual sonic spaces and to share your experiences with us. My Pedway Soundwalk will provide simple tools and inspiration to create your own soundwalk, as well as a platform for sharing your experience. In addition, you can share your personal soundwalk in real time, live streaming it to the world on March 20-21 with custom hardware and software tools designed specifically for HEAR BELOW.

NON:op and our partner, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology will provide the tools and infrastructure for creating your own soundwalk and hosting your documentation, including pedway maps, suggested routes, points of sonic interest, photos, advice, historical background of the pedway, as well as a platform for uploading audio, video, still images, and text.

HEAR BELOW: My Pedway Soundwalk is co-produced by NON:op and the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology with support from Chicago Architecture Center and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additional details will be released in our January issue of NON:onLINE. Or visit our HEAR BELOW page for more information.