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Glenn McClure travels the world, seeking the musical voice of the Earth. He listens to the natural world and the people who study it and live within it. From camping on the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica to hiking the Volcanos of Hawai’i, Glenn searches for the place where science and beauty meet. His music and inspirational speeches energize those who care for the planet.

He currently serves as a faculty member at Paul Smiths College. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US and abroad.

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Second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera

Second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera

Mountain Lake PBS will present the second in a series of TV stories about the creation of Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera, on Friday, January 18 at 8pm, on the program Mountain Lake Journal.

Using Science and a Hawaiian Volcano to Create New Music (NCPR)

Using Science and a Hawaiian Volcano to Create New Music (NCPR)

Todd Moe interviews Glenn for North Country Public Radio this morning.  Todd Moe caught up with Glenn McClure by phone to find out more about his life-long advocacy for exploring the environment through musical compositions, and “sonifying” scientific data into musical sketches. Listen below:

NPR’s All Things Considered – Like the Air We Breathe

NPR’s All Things Considered – Like the Air We Breathe

National Parks are like the air we breathe. I usually don’t think much about the air. It’s invisible, but it’s always there. I take it for granted while I go about my day. However, I get highly focused when suddenly I can’t breathe. Unless the National Parks are part of our vacation plans, they are…

Decentralized Listening: Ice Vibrations

Decentralized Listening: Ice Vibrations

Decentralized Listening: Ice Vibrations: Sound Installation at UC San Diego based on the sonification of seismic data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Creative Time

Creative Time

I am very grateful for the creative time of this residency. While I usually compose music in the narrow windows of time between teaching, grant writing, and other duties, this has been a welcome month of greater focus on the creative process

Glenn Live on Big Blend Radio Hour

Glenn Live on Big Blend Radio Hour

Glenn on Arizona’s Big Blend Radio. To hear archive, press below, then using bar at top of radio page, go to 59:59 or second hour of show.  Aired 3-4pm  EST 1/4/2019 .

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