Film: "Reach of Resonance"

Film: "Reach of Resonance"

EMPAC Studio 2

April 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://sustainabilityresearch.wp.rpi.edu

Filmed in ten countries, The Reach Of Resonance is a meditation on the meaning of music, which juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians who use music to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Among them are Miya Masaoka using music to interact with insects and plants; Jon Rose, utilizing a violin bow to turn fences into musical instruments in conflict zones ranging from the Australian outback to Palestine; John Luther Adams translating the geophysical phenomena of Alaska into music; and Bob Ostertag, who explores global socio-political issues through processes as diverse as transcribing a riot into a string quartet, and creating live cinema with garbage.

This panel is one of several events included in Sensing Environments - an Earth Week Festival at Rensselaer. During the week leading up to Earth Day 2013, Rensselaer will host a festival that celebrates Sensing Environments - the ways scholars in different fields have created ways to understand, inhabit, and protect environmental sustainability. Performances, workshops, lectures, and exhibits will showcase how artists, scientists, engineers and humanities scholars have worked - often collaboratively - to help people experience their environments, their significance, and the challenge of protecting them.

Presentations will highlight how scholars have engaged their audiences - including students – through music, film, ethnography, built projects, data visualization and modeling, working to enhance their sense of the environment. Presentations will also explore how environments that animate sensory engagement with nature and sustainability can be created – in classrooms, public spaces, and arenas of governance.

The sponsors of the festival include The Bank of America, Rensselaer's Office of the President, the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts, and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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