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Waiting for Pele

Space, Ice, and Fire
Mining the Music from Data
Glenn McClure, composer (Paul Smiths College)
Katherine Skovira, mezzo-soprano

Willamette University, Salem, OR

Composer Glenn McClure will share his work with scientists at the European Space Agency, the National Science Foundation in Antarctica, and Hawaii Volcanos National Park in giving a musical voice to the planet. His approach to sonification offers both an artistic vehicle for eco-musicians and a potent new tool for big data analysis. McClure will also explore the emerging roles for musicians who wish to join the dialogue on Climate Change. The presentation will culminate in the world premiere of Waiting for Pele performed by mezzo-soprano Katherine Skovira and based upon data from the Kilauea Volcano of Hawaii.