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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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John Locke on the Ice

John Locke on the Ice

October 23, 2016 McMurdo Station Back home at the State University of New York at Geneseo, my Humanities students have been reading John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. Locke argues for the replacement of the 17th c. British monarchy with a shared government by consent of the people. This represents the raw form of modern…

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

October 22, 2016 3:45AM McMurdo Station I arrived here at McMurdo Station, Antarctica in time to witness the last sunset. About 2ish in the morning, the sun, like a timid swimmer testing out cold water, gingerly dipped into the horizon while never giving up its radiant halo of light…never taking the complete plunge. Minutes later,…

Glenn to participate in Sounds of FRANKLIN concert in Mannheim, Germany

Glenn to participate in Sounds of FRANKLIN concert in Mannheim, Germany

Join the magnificent sound experience with the Sounds of FRANKLIN concert on Oct 7, 2016 in Mannheim, Germany. This performance will merge different ethnic musical styles of the Americas in a unique and unmistakeable way. The concert features Robert Ray’s composition, Gospel Magnificat and highlights of Glenn McClure’s Saint Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean…

Glenn McClure receives National Science Foundation Artist & Writers Fellowship

Glenn McClure receives National Science Foundation Artist & Writers Fellowship

Glenn will travel to Antarctica in October/November 2016 to work with scientists in the field, creating music that dramatizes their important work in Climate Studies. This team uses subsonic sound waves to measure the viability of the ice shelf. Glenn will use a mathematical conversion process to bring subsonic sound waves into the hearing range,…

El Segundo Festival de Folklore International

El Segundo Festival de Folklore International

El Sauce, Nicaragua – Presented by the Enlace Project – The Second Festival of International Folklore brought together 40 performers in 8 different acts including nationally acclaimed musicians, international collaborations and regional traditions. Over 1000 people (from babies to grandfathers) enjoyed over 4 hours of music, dance and poetry with lots of great Nicaraguan food.

Help The Adirondack Folk Opera!

Help The Adirondack Folk Opera!

The Adirondack Folk Opera Composer Glenn McClure Artistic Director Helen Demong The Adirondack Folk Opera website is now live! We are seeking funds to complete the libretto and musical score. Please help us bring this important story to the stage. The Project The Adirondack Folk Opera uses story and song to explore the unique abolition…

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