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Studying Natural Soundscapes
March 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pmfree
Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation @ Antioch University New England presents Studying Natural Soundscapes: Why Listening Matters by John Crockett
Room 234 ~ All are welcome!
The whole Earth is singing. Birds are singing. Frogs and insects are singing. Whales and seals are singing. Mountains and rivers and seas are singing. The study of natural soundscapes, commonly called Soundscape Ecology, is a new and growing field. But as it grows as a science, is it losing track of the art of listening? Join us for this extrapolation of the Earth’s soundscapes, the promises and limits of field recording technology, and the reasons why listening matters.
John Crockett is a writer, educator, musician, and soundscape recordist who is inspired by the voices of the Earth. He is a member of the musical duo Coracle which blends Celtic harp, cello, Irish whistles and natural soundscape recordings to create programs of Celtic and original music inspired by the land and the sea and their creatures. He lives in Westminster, Vermont and records soundscapes in Vermont and The Bay of Fundy New Brunswick.