January 29, 2020
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Requiem: The Sounds of Human-Driven Extinction

Event organizer: Beth Pauls
Event Date & Time: January 16, 2020 7:00 pm until January 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Contact email: events@maineaudubon.org

HOLDEN — Requiem is sound installation by sound artist and musician Steve Norton. The work’s topic is human-driven extinction. It is an electronic music composition whose sound materials are exclusively the sounds of bird and frog species which have gone extinct during the era of recorded sound, enabling us to hear them once again, forever or until the power goes out. Norton will address the audience at the Fields Pond Center on at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 regarding the making of Requiem, his artistic research, the work’s context and a little about the technology involved. Norton was a working musician in the Boston area for over 30 years, playing woodwinds and other instruments in the avant-garde jazz and free improvisation communities. He has recently completed an MFA in Intermedia at the University of Maine.  Note: The  Requiem installation will be open to the public at Fields Pond from Jan. 13 through Feb. 13. Members: free, nonmember: $8.