Samples of Glenn McClure’s composing work. Please contact us with any questions!
When he returned to Western New York from Antarctica, McClure used a mathematical conversion process to turn sound wave data from those seismometers into a piece of music called “Tremble,” which was premiered last year by singers at SUNY Geneseo, conducted by Gerard Floriano.
Kyrie: Caribbean Mass by Glenn McClure original arrangement performed by BYU Hawaii Choir and Shaka Steel in 2001
Kyrie: Caribbean Mass by Glenn McClure -2013 Massachusetts All-State festival chorus at Symphony Hall, Boston, conductor, Janet Galvan. Kyrie Concert SATB (one steel drum, piano, percussion)
Decentralized Listening: Ice Vibrations: Sound Installation at UC San Diego based on the sonification of seismic data from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
This talk explores the connection between Music, Mathematics and Science from its origins in Ancient Greece to Glenn McClure’s recent work with the European Space Agency Operations Center Choir. He demonstrates how numerical data sets can be translated into melodies and harmonies, thereby rediscovering the dynamic relationship between Science and the Arts.
The Nordic Choir from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, performs an arrangement of One Sweet Little Baby by Glenn McClure and Wes Kennison, arranged by Shawn Kirchner. Perfect song for your Christmas Eve!
Glenn McClure, who serves on the faculties of both SUNY Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music, will be working on a National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowship through mid-November (2017) 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.
Recording of Rosetta composition with photos that Abby Golfo put together for Glenn. The music is a recording of the European Space Operations Center Community Choir at theirJune 2015 concert. Glenn wrote the composition using the data collected from the European Space Agency scientists.