CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi
Music from Other Worlds
Heather Spence (Marine Biologists and Composer) on "Underwater Sound Research:
Music of Marine Biology"
Cheryl Leonard (Composer and Instrument Builder) on "Phantom Limbs: Composing
Music Amidst the Sixth Extinction"
Heather Spence is a marine biologist and sound artist who combines science and
art to harmonize human-environment interactions. She has taught courses on
animal behavior, behavioral neuroendocrinology, sensation and perception,
personality, etc. Her Passive Acoustic Monitoring research program on the
MesoAmerican Reef is featured in National Geographic's television program "When
Sharks Attack", and is explored in her composition for viola da gamba trio, Vale
la Pena?. She composes music inspired by, and inspiring, conservation and
performs internationally as a cellist and gambist. She currently advises on
science and acoustics at the US Department of Energy and is co-leader of the
transdisciplinary Ocean Memory Project/
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder whose works
investigate sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her projects
cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical
instruments, and feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments and field
recordings from remote locales. She uses microphones to explore aural worlds
within her sound sources, and develops compositions that highlight the unique
voices she discovers. Her recent projects focus on climate change and extinction
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