Richard LermanPhoto by John C. Phillips For me, music and nature connect through observation: soundscape to landscape. Most of my work has been created since using piezo electric materials. (In 1977, I made pickups for my piece Travelon Gamelon for amplified bicycles and continue working with them now.) Recording extended soundscapes with piezos, I asked: […]
Cheryl E. LeonardPhoto by Kelly Kirschtner Three Thoughts on the Intersection of Nature and Music HISTORY Lately I’ve been creating music by playing raw tree materials: leaves, bark, pinecones, and so forth. It’s fun to imagine this as an exercise in musical time travel. Before the discovery of tools and the creation of more sophisticated […]
Daphne Carr Providence, Rhode Island? For three to ten years? These were the back seat questions on my mind when accepting Brown University as the place at which I would do advanced study in ethnomusicology. To me, Rhode Island was a blip on the I-95 between New York City and Boston, a summer destination for […]
Bill FontanaPhoto by Oliver Barker My sound sculptures use the human and/or natural environment as a musical information system full of interesting sound events. In designing such real time musical information systems I am assuming that at any given moment there will be something meaningful to hear. I am in fact assuming that music, in […]
John Luther Adams in AlaskaPhoto by Cynthia Adams For me, music and nature are one and the same. No matter how clever we think we are, we human animals are an inseparable part of the natural world. Nature is the original source of all human music and all human thought. The landscapes of the North […]
Appreciating my natural habitat
Annea LockwoodPhoto by Nicole Tavenner Tuesday, November 11, 20031:00-2:30 p.m. Garrison, NY Videotaped and transcribed by Randy Nordschow Listening to the Environment Music vs. Other Types of Sound Valuing Acoustic Space Becoming a Composer The Glass Concert Piano Transplants Coming to America The Hudson River Writing for Other Musicians Read a complete transcript of the […]
John Luther Adams, Bill Fontana, Richard Lerman, Cheryl E. Leonard, and Robert Morris explain.