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Sound scapes of Naturally Special places
January 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Exploring the Soundscapes of Naturally Special Places, Chad Clifford, Wilderness Rhythms
Summary: Chad Clifford grew up exploring and learning at his parents Alba Wilderness outdoor and wilderness education centre in Lanark Highlands. As a young adult Chad Clifford undertook extensive post-secondary studies earning a Bachelor of Natural Science, a B.H.Outdoor Recreation (& Parks and Tourism) degree, a Bachelor of Education degree.and M.A.degree with a focus on nature-music research. He continues his passion of teaching a deeper understanding and love of nature through his Wilderness Rhythms programs, including use of soundscaping to monitor the natural environment.
Chad will bring his knowledge and enthusiasm for ‘Soundscapes’ educational outreach and nature awareness capabilities to MVFN’s January lecture. He will tell us about features of some naturally special places which this research tool has helped reveal. Using a range of soundscaping equipment set up outside, sounds of nature can be heard and appreciated either on the spot . . .or, over time as equipment set up and and left in the wild capture sounds. When analyzed with sophisticated software, recordings can reveal amazing new insights into the biodiversity of life within a wild area.
Hear examples of Clifford’s soundscaping project applied to the Seven Wonders of Lanark County
“Efforts across the globe are being made to record wild (and not so wild) habitats. These recordings offer insight to the geophony (e.g., wind & rain), biophony (e.g., wildlife calls), and androphony (human sounds) of an area and how they affect one another.
Biophony may be recorded to demonstrate the density and diversity of animals in an area. The habits and communications of animals can be studied from any number of angles. Hours of recordings can be studied through the use of time-saving software.” ~ http://www.wildernessrhythms.com/