The next Minding Animals Conference Pre-conference Lecture Series will be delivered in the first week of August by Professor David Rothenberg.
6:30 pm, 5 August, 2008
Lecture Demonstration Theatre, Ground Floor, University House, Cnr. King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle
Hosted by the University of Newcastle, School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
Professor David Rothenberg's lecture is entitled "Why Whales and Birds Sing". His lecture will focus on deep ecology and on the interrelationships between humans and animals. He will consider how music is very much a part of the interrelationships that exist between humans and animals.
David is known as a writer, philosopher, ecologist, and musician, speaking out for nature in all aspects of his diverse work. He is both a respected authority on deep ecology, and a jazz clarinetist known for his integration of world music with improvisation and electronics, and most recently for his work on birdsong and whalesong. He is a widely published author of such books as 'Why Birds Sing', 'Sudden Music: Improvisation, Art, Nature', 'Limits of Nature', and 'Always the Mountains'. His latest book and CD Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales came out in May 2008. He is also known as a composer and jazz clarinetist and he has six CDs out under his own name. He is Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The Uni Coop Bookshop will be available at these lectures for book purchases and signings by Professor Rothenberg.
Entrance to this lecture will be free.