Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 1/31/02

MARLBORO, VT - Computer scientist and composer/percussionist Marty Quinn will be presenting the Climate Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in the the Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

The Climate Symphony is a seven-and-one-half-minute musical expression of eight climatic elements over 110,000 years. It describes the ice core research of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project II, and explains how the mathematical analysis of the data was transformed into music through the process of sonification.

The Climate Symphony was created by Quinn and directed by Bill George. It was recently featured at the National Science Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History, and is performed with live drumming demonstrations of sonification and 3D graphics.

Quinn lives in Lee, New Hampshire, and is the founder of Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab. More information about the Climate Symphony can be found online at

Admission to the performance is free and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible.

For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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