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Description Itinerary Walkthrough Behind the Scenes

Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life offers rich possibilities for programming and promotion. These scenes from the exhibition's development suggest some possibilities.

Capturing sounds
The Sound Crew from the Science Museum of Minnesota's Youth Science Center used home-made hydrophones and digital recording equipment to capture sounds at the Warner Nature Center. Their recordings were then incorporated into a musical composition by musician Philip Blackburn. Blackburn also composed the exhibition's overall sound environment.

The Sound Crew aboard the Youth Science Center's solar-powered pontoon boat, the Water Strider, capturing the underwater sounds of a lake at Warner Nature Center.
Photo courtesy of Science Museum of Minnesota's Sound Crew.
Chee uses a shotgun microphone to record bugs near the surface of a pond near the Mississippi River.
Photo courtesy of Science Museum of Minnesota's Sound Crew.
Caroline uses a parabola microphone to capture a bird's song in a park near the Mississippi River.
Photo courtesy of Science Museum of Minnesota's Sound Crew.
Leonard and Katie test a home-made hydrophone in the shallows of a Minnesota lake.
Photo courtesy of Science Museum of Minnesota's Sound Crew.

Exhibition development

Science Museum of Minnesota collections manager Tillie Olsen and the Wild Music team consider artifacts to include in the exhibition.
Photo by Wendy Pollock.
Wild Music advisors (from left) Bernie Krause, Roger Payne, and Tecumseh Fitch.
Photo by Wendy Pollock.
Project manager Katrina Hase and the exhibition color board.
Photo by Wendy Pollock.
Images like these—suggesting diversity, movement, and depth—inspired the color palette. "Green" materials like sorghum board are used to reduce the exhibition's environmental impact.
Photo by Wendy Pollock.
ASTC Conference attendees test the Wild Music prototypes in the ASTC Conference Resource Center.
Photo by Wendy Hancock.
An ASTC Conference attendee tries out the Reed Spectrum Analyser.
Photo by Wendy Hancock.


For exhibition availability, please contact:
ASTC Exhibition Services
202/783-7200 x117
exhibits@astc.org

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