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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lecture: Hildi Westerkamp on Listening



The Practice of Listening in Unsettled Times (1:18). Hildi Westerkamp’s presentation at the Invisible Places 2017 Conference, April 7, 8, and 9 in the Azores. Source: YouTube

Monday, April 24, 2017

Soundscape: Recording the Quietest Places


Recording the sounds of nature's quietest places (8:15). Gordon Hempton and Bernie Krause share their knowledge of the soundscape with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Lee Cowan in this Earth Day special segment.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Soundscape: Instruments made from ice


Ice Instruments "Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is the founder of Ice Music..." Source: YouTube

Monday, December 19, 2016

Exhibition: The Great Animal Orchestra,



Exhibition: The Great Animal Orchestra (6:31) From July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause. The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.

Read related article about the exhibition.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lecture: Soundscape the new frontier


Soundscape Ecology: the new Frontier (43:17). Almo Farina presents a lecture on soundscape ecology as a promising discipline that will aid in understanding global threats of biodiversity loss and growing pressures under scenarios of the climate change. Dr. Farina is author of Soundscape Ecology: Principles, Patterns, Methods and Applications (Springer) Source: YouTube

Friday, November 25, 2016

Educational: Whale sound making



Why Do Whales Sing (5:12) “Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.” TED ED lesson plan available.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Educational: Ecological Risk Assessment Process



The Ecological Risk Assessment Process (7:43) This video is an introduction to determining mitigation and monitoring through the ecological risk assessment process. Supplemental educational resources included. Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project (www.dosits.org) 

Educational: Hearing and Marine Fishes



Marine Fishes and Hearing (4:29) Video and educational materials related to the physiology of hearing in marine fishes. Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project (www.dosits.org)