"Artists have a huge power in building a vocabulary that people can understand without the use of scientific concepts and, at the same time, I believe it is such an emotional job that can reach not only people’s minds but also their hearts." Simona Mannu In this week's interview, cellist Simona Mannu talks about her research in biophony and geophony, and the artists and natural phenomena that inspire her. Question: Could you introduce yourself and your research?
"I believe art has an immense transformative power, especially where it comes to altering one’s state of mind/perspective, and I believe the best art asks questions rather than provides answers." Jay Capperauld I had the pleasure to interview Scottish composer Jay Capperauld on his orchestral composition Endlings, an excerpt of which can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/jay-capperauld/endlings-live-extract-with-pianist-james-willshire-and-the-nyos-symphony-orchestra I di
"We need the full diversity of artistic voices, approaches, and media out there, working on these issues, in order to engage as many people as possible and effect change. " Julie Sperling To start this blog series on art and nature, I had the pleasure to interview Julie Sperling, a mosaic artist from Kitchener, Ontario whose work sits at the intersection of environment, science, and policy. Question: Could you briefly introduce yourself and your work? Answer: My name is Julie