Sound in the Land: Music & the Environment book launch

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"As we listen more clearly to the music of our planet, we can seek to create music that celebrates not only the sounds of the earth and the larger universe but the silences from which these sounds emerge."

 -- CA Weaver

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On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the Grebel Chapel at 12:30pm, “Earth Voices” will be performed by Carol Ann Weaver (piano), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Ben Bolt-Martin (cello).  The concert launches the new book, Sound in the Land – Music and the Environment, based on essays and writings from the 2014 Sound in the Land conference.  This book is both interdisciplinary and international, including essays about ecomusicology, soundscape aesthetics, ethnomusicology, silence, science, acoustic ecology, the natural environment, and worship/ritual practices. Leading essays include those by keynote speakers R. Murray Schafer (Canadian composer) and Gus Mills (South African wildlife scientist) as well as ethnomusicologists Maisie Sum, Doreen Klassen and Judith Klassen, and many more.   This will be published as a special issue of The Conrad Grebel Review, Grebel's academic journal. 

Book sections are:

I. The Silence of Stone: Perspectives of Sound
II. Mennonite Soundscapes from Appalachia to Africa, Mexico to Canada
III. Hearing the Natural World: Patterns, Prices, Sounds
IV. “Attending to the Sacred”: Ritual, Song, and Angel Wings

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Note: Special Book Launch price available if book is paid for and received at the book launch: $15 Cdn, including tax.  Cash, cheque, Visa/MC.

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