Sound is a fundamental and rich source of information, yet often overlooked. It is physical, sensorial, and emotional, as well as social, cultural, and environmental. Sound contributes to the transformation of our experiences, environments, and cultures. This immersive fluid session will seek to emphasise the importance of sound and sound art to human interactions with, and understandings, of their environment. The conversation will focus on the distinctions between sound, noise and silence; the politics of listening; sound and noise as they relate to particular soundscapes and environments; and the ways in which to more critically engage with sound through combining academic research and artistic practice across communities.
Pose your question to Dr. Leah Barclay here by 13:15 July 17 2020
Ocean Listening is an interdisciplinary research project that explores the creative possibilities of marine bioacoustics and the potential for sound as a tool for engagement and awareness around ocean health. The project sits within a portfolio of acoustic ecology research led by Leah Barclay at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre at Griffith University in Australia. Launched in 2016, Ocean Listening is working with communities in Australia, Mexico and Canada to further understanding of marine bioacoustics and has a particular focus on bringing attention to the environmental degradation of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.
Leah leads several research projects including Biosphere Soundscapes and River Listening that focus on advancing the field of ecoacoustics. The design of these interdisciplinary projects are responsive to the needs of collaborating communities and involve the development of new technologies including remote sensing devices for the rainforest canopy and hydrophone recording arrays in aquatic ecosystems.
Leah welcomes questions from the audience about her artistic practice, including her current collaborations and the journey she is on with the artwork that leads her to work with explorers (Pell & Thys) towards a future subsea habitat mission.
Welcome to Tektite2020 a mix of live presentations and performances free online here 17-18 July 2020. This event was initiated and hosted by Dr Sarah Jane Pell and co-pilot Dr. Tierney Thys and enthusiastically welcomed by the Tektite II Team. Web content includes reflection and reporting on the 50th Anniversary of Mission 6, and presentations by leading Sea and Space professionals on the most recent exploration, achievements and pressing issues today. Outcomes will help set the vision for the next 50-years commencing with a 10-day all-women undersea mission at Aquarius Reef Base in 2021. Attendees share in the celebrations, share in knowledge, new perspectives and tools to transform the ocean world for a better future!