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MoMM@Home: Music From The End Of The World


  • WHEN Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Henry Kaiser, Dr. Cheryl Leonard, Glenn McClure, three musical explorers, share their experiences in Antarctica and the musical inspirations they've discovered there.

Antarctica is often described as a “silent continent” — the absence of noise pollution is striking and surprising for first-time visitors, especially urban dwellers. However the “silent” Antarctic natural soundscape is full of interesting sounds, that are heard nowhere else on Earth. Antarctic “silence” has yet another meaning when considering the complete absence of human indigenous music traditions on the continent.

The Antarctic Artists & Writers Program has supported a growing number of composers and musicians interested in exploring sounds inherent in the Antarctic landscape. Cheryl E. Leonard uses field recordings and instruments built with penguin bones and other natural materials found in Antarctica for her intricate compositions. Henry Kaiser uses experimental guitar music to create improvisations for the mesmerizing video footage he records during his scientific ice diving in Antarctica. Glenn McClure translates scientific data into classical compositions through the process of sonification.

During this event, they will present their unique practices through pre-recorded performances and engage in a conversation about Antarctica’s surprisingly rich soundscapes.

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