Glenn in Antarctica

Glenn McClure, who has served on the faculties of SUNY Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music as well as Paul Smith’s College, worked on a National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowship October and November 2016 with Peter Bromirski and his associates from the University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Bromirski is the principal investigator on the project, which is employing seismic sensors on the Ross Ice Shelf to better understand the Antarctic melting process and the viability of the shelf.

Glenn uses a mathematical conversion process to bring the infragravity sound wave data into the hearing range, generating material for music that he hopes to fill concert halls with the messages buried deep in the ice. Check out the Listen tab at to hear some of the Glenn’s creations.

For a full explanation of the science behind the expedition, check out the work of Dr. Peter Bromirski.

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