PA016:
Music and the Geosciences





Session ID#: 26073

Session Description:
Science communication is more effective if it engages emotions, feelings, and values in addition to the traditional scientific concepts of logic, reasoning, and analysis.  Therefore, the arts may uniquely permit the communication of scientific topics by engaging both the emotional and logical parts of the brain.  Of all the arts, music is probably the most abstract, and the least explored in this respect.  Moreover, unlike some other arts, music explicitly embodies the time dimension, potentially enabling musicians to connect their listeners to the changing environment.

The interaction between music and the geosciences is two-way.  It is well-documented that various composers and song-writers have taken inspiration from weather and other atmospheric and astronomical phenomena.  Also, scientists as eminent as Einstein have been known to seek (and receive) inspiration from music when facing a difficult research question.

We welcome abstract submissions on all topics at the intersection of music and the geosciences.

Primary Convener:  Paul Williams, University of Reading, Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom
Conveners:  Karen L Aplin, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Carl Brenner, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States and Jeffrey A Lee, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jeffrey Nytch, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Isaac Kerlow, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Jeffrey A Lee, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States
Chi-Min Liu, Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua City, Taiwan
Matthew Burtner, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Tiziana Lanza1, Antonio Menghini2, Stefano Pontani3 and Vincenzo Sapia1, (1)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy, (2)Aarhus Geophysics Aps, Aarhus, Denmark, (3)Freelance Musician, Rome, Italy
Paul Williams, University of Reading, Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom, Karen L Aplin, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and Sally Brown, University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, United Kingdom
Vivien Anne Rivera and Luis Fernando Amaya, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States
Carl Brenner, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Robin D. López1, Sarah Elizabeth Heraldo2, Mark Anthony Nawman3, Victor Roy Gerry4 and Marcus Antonio Gerry4, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Contra Costa College, Metas, San Pablo, CA, United States, (3)RymeLyte Inc., Richmond, CA, United States, (4)Gerry Brothers Production, Richmond, CA, United States

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