Date of Press Release: Jan. 10, 2012
January 20, renowned whale researcher Jim Darling will present on his research into humpback whale songs, including their structure and composition, similarities and differences across the North Pacific and what it all might mean.
The 2012 Sound and Motion series consists of eleven events January-April. February is Film month with showings of the award winning Journey on the Wild Coast, the Winter Juneau Underground Motion Picture festival films and the annual collection of treasures from the Alaska State Film Library.
Mix it up in March with a talk by UAS art program seniors on artistic process and identity, a diversity panel hosted by Perseverance Theatre and a community poetry reading organized by UAS English students. Details will be announced soon on how local poets can sign up to recite their original work. Voices is the theme for April with a performance by the new UAS student Alaskapella choir, the 10th annual launch of the Tidal Echoes literary and arts journal featuring the work of writer Kim Heacox and photographer Patrice Helmar and Nearly Normal Tales by storyteller Tom Cosgrove.
“I am particularly pleased that we are featuring our exemplary student artists, writers and singers in this year’s Sound and Motion series,” said Chancellor John Pugh.
All Sound and Motion events are held Friday nights at the Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Details and full schedule at:www.uas.alaska.edu/sound_motion/