|Dancers from the SSU Department of Theatre Arts & Dance (courtesy of SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance)|
Dr. Bernie Krause, a bioacoustics expert, provided training to students within the Environmental Studies and Planning department to record a wide range of natural and man-made sounds found on the preserve. Using handheld recorders, students recorded sounds between May and June to sample biophonic, geophonic and anthrophonic sounds. Sounds were also captured at coastal areas and the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve.
Engineering students then archived and edited the recordings into a sound library from which composer Jesse Olsen Bay created an original score. Bay is a local Bay Area composer who has done work for numerous dance companies and is also on staff at SSU.
|SSU student dancer Jared Wiltse is one of the creators and dancers in the Soundscape Project (Courtesy of SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance)|
This is the first year of the academic integration grant. Luke consulted with Dr. Krause before writing the grant that would combine biology, engineering, arts and dance.
“We created this performance that reflected the place and the sounds to try and connect to the soundscapes,” added Daley.