EcoMusic: Singing with the Planet

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Glenn McClure

A noon series that explores the relationship between musicians and the natural world with Composer/EcoMusician Glenn McClure. Friday sessions will be held on March 31, April 7, April 14 from 12-1pm in the Student Alumni Union, A130 Music Room located on the RIT Campus.

March 31 - Nature in Classical Music Around the World

This lecture will explore examples of how nature has been represented in Western Classical Music and other ethnic music traditions around the world. We will focus on both individual expressions and the tradition of scientific inspiration of music from the ancient Greeks to Galileo to the present. *This lecture could also interest folks studying the history of science, humanities, mathematics, physics, and diversity studies.

April 7 - Environmental Activism in Popular Music and Education

This lecture will explore the roots of environmental activism in the 1960s folk revival and its legacy in folk music and pop music culture. We will also show how music has contributed toward emerging environmental education in K12 schools. *This lecture could also interest folks exploring environmental activism and education.

 April 14 - What's Next? How Can You Become an EcoMusician?

This will be a group discussion that confronts the questions of how musicians can contribute to the unfolding and increasingly urgent challenge of climate change. *This lecture could also interest folks exploring a broad spectrum of both professional and amateur artistic work as it applies to climate change.

For more information about Glenn, visit his website at:…

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When and Where
March 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: A130
April 07, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: A130
April 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: A130

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