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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.

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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…

Yesterday Camp – Part 6 – “The Cloud of Unknowing”

Yesterday Camp – Part 6 – “The Cloud of Unknowing”

Part 6 The Cloud of Unknowing I mentioned in an early blog that it is difficult to get a sense of direction here. North, south, east, and west could be any direction. The time of day is also impossible to judge without a watch because the sun plods a slow oval around the sky, never…

Yesterday Camp – Part 7 – “Measured by Music”

Yesterday Camp – Part 7 – “Measured by Music”

Part 7 Measured by Music Momme, the German physicist on the team, explained to me today that the seismometers have been gathering data for two years on the ice shelf’s reaction to infragravity waves from the sea below. Momme is also a jazz guitar player, so I have the luxury of a musical scientist helping…

Yesterday Camp – Part 8 – “Tremors from Home”

Yesterday Camp – Part 8 – “Tremors from Home”

Part 8 Tremors from Home Our seismometers measure earthquakes and icequakes that ripple through the planet and make the ice beneath our feet tremble.  Sadly, we heard a report of a 6.2 earthquake off the eastern coast of New Zealand that is has stranded thousands and has transformed the city of ChristChurch into a refugee…

Yesterday Camp – Part 9 – “A Rushed Goodbye”

Yesterday Camp – Part 9 – “A Rushed Goodbye”

Part 9 A Rushed Goodbye With the possibility of good weather, our project director Patrick hoped that we would have two teams out in the field today pulling seismometers. Ideally, one team would go to a long distance station in the plane and the second would go to a closer station on the snowmobiles. Unfortunately,…

Yesterday Camp – Part 10 – “The Comforts of Yesterday Camp”

Yesterday Camp – Part 10 – “The Comforts of Yesterday Camp”

Part 10 The Comforts of Yesterday Camp We arrived an hour later at the sea ice airfield and hopped into the shuttle that passed by Scott Base (operated by New Zealand’s version of the NSF) and crossed over Ross Island to McMurdo Station. I was still clad in all the necessary layers of protective clothing…

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May 11, 2018
  • Madrigalia: Earthkeeping Concert: program includes premiere of McClure's Antarctic-inspired choral work entitled, "Cry"

    May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Earthkeeping addresses environmental issues by attending to environmental concerns in a spirit of love and concern for the object of our care: our planet, our home, the Earth.

    Madrigalia addresses one of the most pressing issues of our day with works that not only sing of the preciousness and amazing range of our earth, but also its fragility and precarious future. 

    The program includes the premiere of Glenn McClure's  Antarctica-inspired choral work entitled "Cry". 

    This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

    Tickets: $18 General Admission, $5 Student


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  • NORTHERN LIGHTS CHOIR & ORCHESTRA perform music from Glenn's PROMISED LAND: AN ADIRONDACK FOLK OPERA

    May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:20 pm
    St Bernard's Church, 27 St Bernard St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA

    Northern Lights Choir & orchestra directed by Helen Demong will perform music from

    Glenn McClure's Promised Land, An Adirondack Folk Opera


    Featuring baritone Jorell Williams; soprano Kearstin Piper Brown; & tenor Lonel Woods, bass George Cordes, soprano Kimberly Weems.


    May 11, 2018 at 8:00pm, St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake, * Presale tickets will be available at Ampersound.


    Concert made possible with assistance from NYS Council on the Arts DEC grant program,  National Endowment for the Arts & Cloudsplitter. Media Sponsorship- North Country Public Radio & Mountain Lake PBS. Special thanks to the Saranac Lake Rotary.

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May 12, 2018
  • Madrigalia: Earthkeeping Concert: program includes premiere of McClure's Antarctic-inspired choral work entitled, "Cry"

    May 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Earthkeeping addresses environmental issues by attending to environmental concerns in a spirit of love and concern for the object of our care: our planet, our home, the Earth.

    Madrigalia addresses one of the most pressing issues of our day with works that not only sing of the preciousness and amazing range of our earth, but also its fragility and precarious future. 

    The program includes the premiere of Glenn McClure's  Antarctica-inspired choral work entitled "Cry". 

    This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.

    Tickets: $18 General Admission, $5 Student


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June 2, 2018
  • Caribbean Mass TX International Voices Houston

    June 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Performance of Saint Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass composed by Glenn McClure, performed by International Voices Houston,  Mark Vogel as Artistic Director. 150+ voices and steel band.
    www.voiceshouston.org

    3 performances
    Saturday, June 2 at 3 & 7pm
    Sunday, June 3 at 3pm
    The MATCH, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
    Tickets will be available at: https://matchouston.org/

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  • Caribbean Mass TX International Voices Houston

    June 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
    MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Performance of Saint Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass composed by Glenn McClure, performed by International Voices Houston,  Mark Vogel as Artistic Director. 150+ voices and steel band.
    www.voiceshouston.org

    3 performances
    Saturday, June 2 at 3 & 7pm
    Sunday, June 3 at 3pm
    The MATCH, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
    Tickets will be available at: https://matchouston.org/

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June 3, 2018
  • Caribbean Mass TX International Voices Houston

    June 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Performance of Saint Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass composed by Glenn McClure, performed by International Voices Houston,  Mark Vogel as Artistic Director. 150+ voices and steel band.
    www.voiceshouston.org

    3 performances
    Saturday, June 2 at 3 & 7pm
    Sunday, June 3 at 3pm
    The MATCH, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
    Tickets will be available at: https://matchouston.org/

    See more details