Chatting with sciencey friends and colleagues on twitter today, I came across something unexpected.
Matt Levinson (with whom I’m looking forward to catching up this Thursday at sciencerewired) let it slip that entomologist Cameron Webb (aka @Mozziebites) is a music man. Not a sit-at-the-piano-and-bash-away kind of music man, but a different type.
Working as Seaworthy, Cameron creates music by,
molding found sounds and field recordings with traditional instrumentation and electronics.
In tracks recorded in 2010, Cameron worked with artist Matt Rosner,
to explore the sounds of a fragile coastal Australian environment and to build from those sounds unique musical pieces that provide a place for listener contemplation and reflection.
You can have a listen, read more background information and maybe even buy a title or two here. My favourite sound is the rustling in Turmeil Dunes, presumably of grasses or foliage moving with wind or wildlife.
As I’ve said before, I am a listening kinda gal myself.
[photo thanks to juliannehide on flickr]