Supported by Country Arts SA, the Riverland Biosphere Soundscape Lab will take place between May 24-26 2019 at Calperum Station in South Australia's Riverland Biosphere Reserve. Informed by the creative possibilities of acoustic ecology, and rapidly emerging fields of biology exploring environmental patterns and changes through sound, the Lab will bring together artists, scientists and community members to explore the acoustic environments of the Riverland Biosphere Reserve.
Led by South Australian interdisciplinary composer and sound artist Jesse Budel, participants will take part in a variety of activities across the weekend, including field trips, field recordings, creative work listening sessions, expert presentations, and group discussions. Supported by the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network, participants will immerse themselves in artistic, scientific and cultural perspectives on listening and acoustic ecology in South Australia's diverse terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Participants will need to cover their own travel to the lab location, but all costs including workshops, accommodation and meals will be provided. There are limited places available, so please contact us if you have any questions about this experience.
To register your interest in the project, fill out the form available here.
Biosphere Soundscapes is a large-scale interdisciplinary research project underpinned by the creative possibilities of acoustic ecology and rapidly emerging fields of biology exploring environmental patterns and changes through sound. Acoustic ecology is a field of inquiry concerned with the ecological, social and cultural contexts of our sonic environments. This project is designed to inspire communities across the world to listen to the environment and explore the value of sound as a measure for environmental health in UNESCO biosphere reserves. The project is delivered through immersive residencies with artists and scientists, research laboratories, intensive masterclasses and a diversity of creative projects spanning four continents.
Explore www.biospheresoundscapes.org for further information on the project.