David Dunn will visit DXARTS on Monday, March 3, to lead DXARTS 490 Art and the Environment Seminar from 10:30 - 12:30 in Raitt Hall, Room 205. The seminar is open to all affiliated with the program.
David is a renowned composer, theorist, sound engineer and president of the Art and Science Laboratory in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been intensely working at the intersection of sound and the environment for the last 40+ years, having presented numerous site-specific/responsive performances, installations and recordings. He conducts bio-acoustic research and is a recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the Alpert Award for Music in 2005 and the Henry Cowell Award in 2007.
His current projects include the sonification of deterministic chaotic systems, research into the bio-acoustics of bark beetles and entomogenic climate change, research on ultrasonic audio phenomena in both human and non-human environments, design of inexpensive wave-guides and transducer systems for environmental sound monitoring, and the design of self-organizing autonomous sound systems for spawning interaction between artificial and natural non-human systems.
After leading DXARTS 490 Art and the Environment Seminar at 10:30-12:30 in 205 Raitt Hall, David will meet individually with seminar students and DXARTS doctoral students.