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September 23, 2021 to September 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Avenue,, Tompkins County, New York, United States, 14853

About This Event

\ \ The Whale Listening Project, a series of events taking place September 23-26, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking multi-platinum recording Songs of the Humpback Whale and explores the meanings of whale songs through a new sonically immersive installation piece.\ \ In Siren - Listening to Another Species on Earth, composer and performer Annie Lewandowski, artist and coder Kyle McDonald, and set designer Amy Rubin explore humpback whale song in a meeting of intelligences - humpback whale, human, and artificial. Siren will be available for viewing in the Johnson Museum of Art's Gallery 8 from Sept. 23-26 during normal museum hours of 10:00 am-5:00 pm.\ \ On Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 pm in the Johnson Museum Lecture Hall, Dr. Roger Payne and Katy Payne will present a keynote presentation, "The Ever-Evolving Songs of Humpback Whales," followed by a Q&A. This presentation will also be livestreamed by eCornell. Register here for the online keynote\ \ Lewandowski and McDonald, along with marine biologists Chris Gabriele and Dr. Adam Frankel, will participate in a panel discussion on "Hawaiian Humpback Whales: Scientific and Creative Perspectives" at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 24 in the Johnson Museum Lecture Hall. eCornell will also livestream this discussion. Register for the online panel\ \ Finally, Saturday, September 25 will feature "Whale Song: A Workshop" with Katy Payne and vocalist Daniela Gesundheit in which participants will experience the compositional techniques and structures at play in humpback whale song. All singers, all voices are welcome, but space is very limited for the 10:30 am workshop in Lincoln Hall room B20 and is first-come, first-served.\