25. October 2013 · Comments Off on Bell Museum Artist Residency Projects · Categories: Recent Works

I had a great experience as spring 2013 artist in residence at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Here are a few of the projects that I completed over the months of the residency, posted on the Bell’s website. I think of Anticipating Rhythm (video below) as a poem without words. It’s a celebration of rhythm and pattern in nature, featuring the tapdance sounds of the group Rhythmic Circus, along with a crazy mix of natural sounds, including toads, bellbirds, woodpeckers, ravens, cranes, wind, waves and more. The still photos were taken by the young photographers of Northwest Passage’s “In a New Light” program, a mental health facility for youth and families.  It’s been accepted as one of seven videos to be featured at a conference of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh in November 2013, as part of the project directed by Mark Pedelty, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the U of M and Institute on the Environment U of MN Fellow. Also posted is an audio file of a poem inspired by the fabulous dioramas at the museum. Hope you enjoy them! Many thanks to the good folks at the Bell. (By the way, if you haven’t seen the amazing on-line tour of the Bell Museum’s dioramas, check this out)

Anticipating Rhythm

Diorama2

Image from Bell Museum

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