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Clyde The Mountain Lion
Jun 21, 2016

Check out this interesting course!

Jun 21, 2016 by Clyde The Mountain Lion

Sonic Landscapes (GES 3410 / VAPA 3900 / HUM 3990)

A “Navigate” course in the UCCS Compass Curriculum  

Student Concert

Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities – indoors / outdoors

This event features original environmental sound and media works composed by students from Biomedical Science, Geography, Music, and Theatre. These works incorporate eco fabric dyeing, film, waterfall improvisations, satirical play of “cable access documentary”, flower pressing, geo-mapping music and more!

 Among a myriad of interdisciplinary work, students embarked on a three-day field trip through the San Luis Valley to the Great Sand Dunes, Wagon Train Gap, North Clear Creek Falls (the headwaters of the Rio Grande River) and Penitente Canyon. After gathering many hours of field recordings and data over a variety of environments and settings students collaborated intensively on the creation of sound and media artworks, connecting these works with publications and research across the represented disciplines in a term paper.   

 Sonic Landscapes integrates sound, music, and geography with environmentalism and sustainability practices through the exploration of regional geographies and the natural sounding world.  This course is based on the educational platform of the EcoSono Institute (, and is taught by EcoSono founder, University of Virginia Professor Matthew Burtner (UCCS Visiting Professor), Associate Professor of Music Glen Whitehead and Associate Professor of Geography Brandon Vogt.