to Nov 18

Freshwater Listening

Freshwater Listening is a national two day (free) event on November 17-18 in regional Victoria celebrating freshwater care and 20 years of acoustic ecology in Australia. The event is hosted by AFAE founding member Dr Ros Bandt and the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. The program includes sound walks, hydrophone workshops, freshwater listening expeditions, presentations, performances and the Freshwater Listening exhibition featuring some of Australia's leading artists. 

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8:00 PM20:00

NEAL -National Science Week Special-Intersections of Science and Experimental Art

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NEAL Science Week Special - Intersections of Science and Experimental Art

A showcase event investigating the intersections of Science and Experimental Arts Practice will be held at Geelong within the Waurn Ponds Library meeting space. The performances and workshops will be followed with a chance for the audience to meet with the presenters and carry this momentum in the creation of an inspiring space for discussion. Neurologist David Farmer will MC the event and performances will be programmed within the scope of areas such as technology (both science and art platforms), acoustic ecology and neuroscience. 

Marcel Klaassen-Ecologist 

Vicki Hallett - Acoustic Ecology on the African Continent

Jem Savage - Arduino, Max/MSP and the Isomorphic Pitch Shifting Interface

David Farmer is a Scottish Neuroscientist based at the Florey Institute in Melbourne and is most knowledgeable about the brainstem. This is the area of the brain that regulates things like your heart rate and your blood pressure. It also generates the rhythm of your breathing. Scientists that study fancy things like consciousness would call this ‘housekeeping’ but David calls it ‘why you are not dead’.

This event is generously supported by the Royal Society of Victoria. 

NEAL provides performance opportunities for new and rarely heard works, public interaction, collaboration opportunities and educational outreach. 

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