Interspecies Music and the Structure of Animal Sounds

Monday, October 1
11:00am – 12:30pm
ACT Cube (e15-001)

As part of the course 4.320/1 | Introduction to Sound Creations: Expanded Field Radio and Acoustic Immersions, David Rothenberg will give an open lecture and performance.

Can one really communicate with other species through music? David Rothenberg has been trying to do this for many years by playing his clarinet together with whales, cicadas, and birds. His latest subject is the nightingale. During this event, Rothenberg will demonstrate new ways of visualizing animal music, as well as discuss his collaborations with neuroscientists, bridging the gap between art and science.

David Rothenberg is a musician, composer, author, and philosopher-naturalist. He is a distinguished professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

This open lecture is a part of 4.320/1 | Introduction to Sound Creations: Expanded Field Radio and Acoustic Immersions, organized by class instructors: Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, and TA: Gabrielle Joyce Heffernan.