Meeting of the Waters: The Ecology of Water Sounds & Music
In this session world renowned sound artist Leah Barclay and Vanuatu community leader Sandy Sur speak to Dr Tracey Benson from the Meeting of the Waters Collective about the importance of paying attention to rivers through the medium of sound and music. How vital is it for river guardians to learn to practice deep listening and environmental attention?
This event is part of the Guardians of the River online course, offered by Advaya and Guardians Worldwide.
Leah Barclay #
Leah Barclay is an Australian sound artist, designer and researcher who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. Barclay’s research and creative work over the last decade has investigated innovative approaches to recording and disseminating the soundscapes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to inform conservation, scientific research and public engagement. Her work explores ways we can use creativity, new technologies and emerging science to reconnect communities to the environment and inspire climate action.
Sandy Sur #
Sandy Sur is the director of Leweton Cultural Experience, an organisation devoted to the ancient customs of the Islands of Gaua and Mere Lava. He is a practitioner of Water Music, which is an amazing display of sounds, rhythms and movements demonstrating the living nature of water and life on earth from the people of Vanuatu.
Tracey Benson #
Dr Tracey M Benson is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Her work has been extensively presented internationally in media arts festivals and exhibitions. With a passion for understanding different knowledge systems and engaging audiences, she often collaborates with Indigenous communities, historians, technologists and scientists