Wai from New Zealand with the EcoSono Ensemble

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The Maori traditional music ensemble opened the Conservatory’s first research lab meeting by teaching researchers a traditional Maori percussion exercise. Invited to frame the lab meeting and participate as interlocutors, they oriented us to the mountains and rivers from which we each come, performed songs emerging from the waters of their homeland, and then taught [...]

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Conservatory Launch Meeting

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The Maori traditional music ensemble opened the Conservatory’s first research lab meeting by teaching researchers a traditional Maori percussion exercise. Invited to frame the lab meeting and participate as interlocutors, they oriented us to the mountains and rivers from which we each come, performed songs emerging from the waters of their homeland, and then taught [...]

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Conservatory Futures Festival

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The Coastal Futures Festival is an environmental arts festival created by UVA’s Coastal Futures Conservatory (https://www.coastalconservatory.org), a collaboration between artists, humanities scholars, and scientists with the Virginia Coastal Reserve, a long-term ecological research site supported by the National Science Foundation. Through various forms of listening, the Conservatory integrates arts and humanities into the scientific investigation […]

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