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Nature Sounds Society's 10th Annual Field Recording Workshop
The NSS Field Workshop, June 17-19, 1994

A front-row ticket to a beautiful dawn chorus of early-rising birds and insects in the Sierra Valley will be part of a June field recording workshop co-sponsored by The Oakland Museum and The Nature Sounds Society. The weekend event, June 17th through June 19th, takes place at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus of San Francisco State University near Yuba Pass, under the auspices of the museum's California Library of Natural Sounds and the Nature Sounds Society, an organization dedicated to the recording and creative use of natural sounds.

This is the 10th annual sound recording workshop and its theme, "Nature Sounds: Collection and Use in Science and the Creative Arts", will focus on innovation and exploration in the profession. Expert recordists and creative artists, including Dan Dugan, Douglas Quin Catherine Stifter and Barton and Priscilla McLean, of the McLean Mix will speak on a range of scientific, creative and technological issues relating to nature sound recording and use. Quin, a National Endowment of the Arts-sponsored composer, uses nature sounds and electronic and acoustical musical instruments to create his unique compositions. Dugan is a sound designer, engineer and inventor, and Stifter is the training director for National Public Radio. The McLean Mix focus on integrating nature sounds into musical compositions and interactive sound installations.

The field station, located along the North Fork of the Yuba River, offers an idyllic setting for instruction and research in the environmental sciences and other creative disciplines. Participants rising early to hear and record dawn choruses-one in the valley and another in the woodlands near Yuba Pass-will have the chance to create their own cassettes to take home.

No experience or special equipment is required to participate in the workshop, and families are welcome. See p. - for Field Workshop Registration Form. For information, cost and registration, call the California Library of Natural Sounds at the Oakland Museum. (510) 238-7482. See p. 10 for registration form.

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