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Tipping Point

Exploring the impact of environmental change on Dorset ecosystems through sound and especially the possibilities of non-linear change (tipping points) driven by feedbacks and chaos.

Focusing on ecoacoustics, an emerging interdisciplinary field that explores the sounds made by species in human-modified and pristine environments.

1-6pm Interactive installation by Ambrose Seddon in the courtyard:
sound art diffused on a multi-speaker array.

1-3pm Wireless headphone Installation by Adrian Newton in the canteen:
sound art broadcast over wireless headphone system.

3.30-4.15pm Talk by Adrian Newton in the canteen [FREE see below]:
Science and Practice of ecoacoustics. How sound recording technologies can be used to characterise ecosystems and explore ecological processes, including tipping points resulting from environmental change.

4.30-6pm SHH! concert in the canteen [FREE see below]: wireless headphone concert of live and pre-recorded ecoacoustic works. Programme to be announced.

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