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Oct. 7, 2009

Birmingham-Southern professor of music work featured at Cranbrook Institute of Science

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Pioneering work of Birmingham-Southern College Professor of Music Charles Norman Mason is showcased at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield, Mich. The project, titled “Folded Murmur,” is a collaboration of Mason, photographer Richard Barnes, and video artist Alex Schweder and marks the start of a project between the Cranbrook Art Museum and Institute of Science called Artology. The integrated photographic, projected-video, and composed sound installation, based on their study of starling migration in Rome, opened Oct. 4.

The Artology collaborative focuses on creating visual and experiential examples of the ways in which art and science frequently parallel or complement each other. The “Folded Murmur” project allows visitors to enter a space that surrounds them with the sounds and experiences of a starling migration.

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