composer, lecturer, arts integration specialist

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glenninantarcticaGlenn McClure is a composer and Arts Integration Consultant. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Eastman School of Music and at SUNY Geneseo. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US and abroad.

Brenda Tremblay from WXXI News in Rochester, NY discusses Glenn’s trip to Antarctica in October 2016.

 

 

He will use 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.

Follow his journey.  

Blog

Polar Baking Hotline

Polar Baking Hotline

Nov 23 Since Great Britain and Norway have dominated Antarctic exploration, Thanksgiving, a signature American holiday, doesn’t have a long heritage here on the icy continent. Americans were preoccupied with a decade or more of pre-Civil War turmoil when James Clark Ross arrived here in the mid 19th century to the place that would eventually…

Every Lightning Strike

Every Lightning Strike

Nov 22 My friend Yuki Takahashi let me tag along today on his daily trip to the top of McMurdo called “Arrival Heights.” It was a pretty brutal place. Today, this snow covered, lunar landscape boasted sustained winds of about 30 mph and gusts up to 60 mph. Yuki monitors six projects for scientists all…

Lectures and Concerts

Lectures and Concerts

November 20, 2016  The temperature soared over the couple of days to the low 20s Fahrenheit and some snow started to melt in the warmer spots at McMurdo. Worries of tracking volcanic mud into the dorms were quickly forgotten as the temperature dropped and the snow arrived yesterday. The station is hunkered down today with…

Open Mike Night at the Seal Beach

Open Mike Night at the Seal Beach

Nov 17, 2016 I spent the day out on the snowmobiles with Elaine and fellow NSF Artist and Writer, Maris Wicks. Maris is a science cartoonist (www.mariswicks.com). While I was recording their voices, Maris was sketching. The Weddell seals make a wide range of sounds both above and below water. Everything from guttural growls and…

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…

Yesterday Camp – Part 5 – “Rime”

Yesterday Camp – Part 5 – “Rime”

Part 5 Rime Here on the ice shelf, water takes many forms and shapes. There is the huge chunk of ice below us and the blanket of snow that covers it. There are the clouds of every shape and size and the snow that falls from them. There is the steam rising above the pot…

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August 28, 2017
  • Creative Aging Residency Project

    August 28, 2017

    Project funded through NYS Council on the Arts. Artists working with senior citizens at senior centers across Western NY. (No public performance)

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September 3, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA

    8:00 pm: Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (30 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie

    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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September 10, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester NY

    4:00 pm
    Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (30 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)
    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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September 22, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo NY

    Evening Schedule:
    7:00 pm
    Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (30 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)
    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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September 23, 2017
  • Party Like it’s 1817: The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial

    September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St, Baldwinsville, NY

    Evening Schedule:
    4:00 pm Dockside storytelling with Dave Gower, Engineer; George Ward
    8:00 pm at Mohegan Manor
    Screening of “Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal” (30 mins, brief Q&A/stage reset)
    George Ward; Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure (40 mins.)
    Intermission (15 mins)
    Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (40 mins)(Plus at 4pm Dockside Storytellers at 4pm)
    Complete schedule & ticket info at http://citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour/

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