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This Sounds Like Science: Sounds from the Ice

18 August 2021
12.30pm – 1.30pm AEST
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photo of a man in the snow

Join scientist, explorer and author Chris Turney in an online conversation with composer Brendon John Warner as they discuss their new work in progress: Sounds from the Ice. Intended as a debut sound and image presentation to be presented live as part of This Sounds Like Science in National Science Week, Sounds from the Ice will take audiences on a fascinating journey through environmental change at the ends of the Earth.

While the live event is on hold due to Covid restrictions, Chris will discuss his quest to understand how past climates inform what we know about future change and how, working in the Antarctic, he is developing new records of past climate that extend historical weather records over millennia. Chris and Brendon have been collaborating to create new musical compositions based on this research. They will describe their process and how they hope with this work to improve public understanding of the impacts of future abrupt climate change in Australia and globally.
This National Science Week live discussion will be introduced by Jackie Randles, Manager Inspiring Australia NSW, and facilitated by marine scientist and Deep Blue on My Doorstep podcast host  Tracy Ainsworth. Join us to explore how the arts can help scientists communicate their research to a wide audience and spark action on climate change.

This Sounds Like Science is supported by and co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for public engagement with the sciences.

Head here to see the full UNSW program for National Science Week 2021.

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