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Museum of ecoacoustic Phenomena :: soundwalks

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Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum

39 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

BH1 3NS

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Museums are traditionally places of silence. Artefacts displayed in glass cases become objects solely of visual contemplation, even though sound is a central feature of our culture and society. To tell the story of modern science, we therefore need to make more of a noise. To achieve this, we are focusing on ecoacoustics, an emerging interdisciplinary field that explores the sounds made by species in human-modified and pristine environments. Ecoacoustics also lies at the interface of art and science, providing insights into how we humans are modifying the world around us, and raising awareness of our role in environmental change.

The participatory workshop on ecoacoustic approaches, will start in the museum garden with a brief introduction to portable recording equipment and end with audio editing sessions. (All recording and editing equipment will be supplied).

Open to all (no need to register) - Prof. Adrian Newton will be giving a lecture 'Science and Practise of Ecoacoustics' in the museum lecture hall at 2.30pm on Saturday 4th May. This presentation describes how sound recording technologies can be used to characterise ecosystems and explore ecological processes, including impacts of environmental change. Prof Adrian Newton is a BU lecturer.

The Museum of ecoacoustic Phenomena at BNSS will be open Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am - 4pm and includes interactive audio installations throughout the building, by Adrian Newton and Ambrose Seddon, and 'live' performances in the garden [weather permitting].

FREE soundwalk and workshop [max number of participants 12 please register].

Under 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult - [no dogs].

Full programme for the weekend can be viewed on the electricbackroom website

open your ears and listen! http://www.frameworkradio.net/

A Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Event http://www.b-e-a-f.co.uk/ supported by Bournemouth University, Goldsmiths, University of London, Bournemouth Natural Science Society, DIVAcontemporary STUDIO and electricbackroom.

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum http://bnss.org.uk/

DISABLED ACCESS: We have disabled access to the Garden and also the ground floor via a stair-lift.

PARKING: Our premises have limited parking (25 spaces). Additional free parking can be found on Annerley Road (200 yards walk) or pay and display parking is available on the surrounding side roads (e.g. Knyveton Road, Derby Road and Manor Road).

BICYCLE: We have two Sheffield bike stands at the front of our building where bicycles can be locked securely.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: MORE Buses M2, U1, X3 and Yellow Buses 1, 1a, 1b stop directly outside the building at the Derby Road stops on Christchurch Road (A35). All major Yellow Buses routes stop at Lansdowne (a 5-10 minute walk to the BNSS); including the 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, N5. We are a 10-15 minute walk from Bournemouth train & National Express coach station.

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