eco-musician, composer, speaker, global traveler

Category Archives: Composing

Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

Lava Trees – Courage and Stamina

The Tour To compose music about volcanos, I need a crash-course in volcanology. This is Dr. Don Swanson from the US Geological Survey, my “go-to guy” for all geological things during my artist-in-residence with the National Parks Arts Foundation. Today, Don led me on a tour of the Hawai’i Volcanos National Park, trying to get…

Turtles, Twain, and a Composer

Turtles, Twain, and a Composer

In the blur of jet lag from New York to Hawaii, I met some of my new neighbors. These sea turtles come to the Punalu’u to lay their eggs. This black sand beach is just down the road from Waiohinu and Na’alehu, my home for the next month as Artist in Residence for the National…

From Antarctica to Hawai’i

From Antarctica to Hawai’i

Brenda Tremblay interviews Glenn McClure about his trip to Antarctica in 2016 to study the sounds of the ice and then on to his new National Science Foundation grant to study the sounds of volcanoes in Hawaii. Read the entire article here. “If you pay attention to science news, you might be concerned by recent…

Yesterday Camp – Part 4 – “The Ross Sea”

Yesterday Camp – Part 4 – “The Ross Sea”

Part 4 “The Ross Sea” Readers of my blog know that I have been reading Ernest Shackleton’s memoir South during my Antarctic trip. Had his ship Endurance been freed of the ice in 1914, Shackleton planned on crossing Antarctica and arriving here in the Ross Sea region. Instead, his ship was crushed by sea ice…

Making Music/Making Democracy

The issues of diverse cultures living close to each other lies at the heart of this project.  The NYS/Quebec Artist Residency project is designed to build creative bridges between artists on both sides of the border. The Missa Kreyol adds to this cultural “mash-up” by focusing upon the creative meeting point between French Canadian musicians…

Follow

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox: