The latest in a series of Grand Challenges lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Full details of this lecture will be published in due course.
Alice Eldridge’s background in music, psychology (BSc), evolutionary and adaptive systems (MSc) and informatics (PhD) underpins creative and empirical interdisciplinary research in sonic (complex) systems at the interstices of music, technology and ecology. This includes improvisation, composition, field recording, instrument building and computational analysis of natural acoustic environments within the emerging field of ecoacoustics, braided with ideas and methods from adaptive and complex systems. Current and recently funded projects include: development of novel acoustic methods for ecological assessment and wilderness mapping in terrestrial and marine environments; participatory design of networked notation software to support ensemble music making; and exploring feedback as a design principle and musical aesthetic through developing new feedback musical instruments. She has appeared on BBC TV Spring Watch and BBC radio 4 Costing the Earth as a soundscape ecologist; on BBC radio 3 Late Junction and Jazz on 3 as a free jazz cellist; on BBC radio 6 Lauren Laverne's show as a contemporary chamber composer; and on BBC radio 1 John Peel show as a pop bassist.
“Rigor alone is paralytic death, but imagination alone is insanity.” ― Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature
This lecture will be available in person as well as online via Microsoft Teams. For those attending in person, refreshments will be available from 5.30pm onwards.
For those attending online, please register (by no later than 4.00pm on the day of the lecture) and joining instructions with further information will follow ahead of the lecture.
This lecture is free and all are welcome to attend.