Douglas Quin is a composer, media designer and naturalist. His music and soundscape projects have been recorded on CD, as well as performed at numerous festivals and venues and broadcast internationally on radio. He has been commissioned to compose and perform music for diverse media and genres including film, video and dance. His latest recordings, "Forests: A Book of Hours", and "Before the War" (a collaboration with David Rothenberg), are available on the Earth Ear label.
In a decade of recording wildlife, Quin's field work has taken him from the mountain rainforests of Madagascar to the Brazilian Amazon and from Antarctica to the Alaskan Arctic. His recordings have been used by scientists and zoos internationally for research and education and he has designed media exhibitry for numerous museums, including most recently, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
Quin holds a Ph.D. in Acoustic Ecology and has received numerous awards including 2 Fellowships in Music Composition from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Media Arts Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for Radio Production, 2 awards from the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artist and Writers' Program, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Maryland State Arts Council, a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and 8 awards from Meet the Composer.
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Stephen Dunbar is an expert mountaineer, pilot and guide with nine seasons experience with the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). For six of those years, Dunbar coordinated the leadership and administration of the US and New Zealand Antarctic Program Joint Antarctic Search and Rescue Team. He has received commendations from the Navy and the National Science Foundation for saving nearly a dozen lives under extreme conditions. When not in Antarctica, Dunbar works with the American Alpine Institute where, as a guide and instructor for more than a decade, he has taught courses in rock, snow, and ice climbing and conducted tours throughout North America and South America, including nine expeditions to Mt. McKinley in Alaska. Dunbar has appeared on numerous television programs discussing safety and Antarctic expeditions, including, Good Morning America, Nova, and Sixty Minutes.
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Antarctica 2000 involves reporting on current scientific research being conducted on the Antarctica Peninsula as well as bringing the soundscapes of the region to a global audience. Between November 17, 1999 and January 28, 2000, we are planning a series of activities revolving around the theme of Antarctic acoustic ecology and the soundscape: as both science and music/sound art. These include live radio and daily web updates at this site from Palmer Station: featuring interviews with scientists and the voices of the soundscape: haunting songs of whales and seals, the cacophony of penguins, groaning of glaciers, atmospheric whistlers from outer space and the music of wind harps.
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The Western Antarctic Peninsula. See maps below (detail at right).
Between November 17, 1999 and January 28, 2000
Antarctica 2000 is made possible through the generous support of numerous sponsors and individuals.