The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus: Preserving the Pandemic Soundscape

When and Where

Friday, April 08, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Alexander Hampton, Department for the Study of Religion
Wendy Nielsen, Faculty of Music
Andrew Crozier, Environmental Science
Nicole Percifield, mezzo soprano, Faculty of Music
Gavin Fraser, composer, Faculty of Music


A musical exploration of conservation and our connection to nature.

Throughout the year, students have recorded birdsong, on campus, in parks, and in backyards, and wrote reflections on the meaning of nature awareness. These recordings and reflections have inspired a musical composition, written and performed by students from the Faculty of Music. This online lecture recital features a premiere performance of the composition, and reflections by faculty and students upon nature and music, nature and spirituality, and urban wildlife conservation.

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→ About Professor Hampton's Dawn Chorus project



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