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(Update on April 27, 2018)

Message from Naima:

"Hi folks! I've just launched a fundraising campaign to record a big work of ecological sound art I created as an artist in residence at LiJiang Studio in rural China in 2015. The work is a 'sonification' of a PhD thesis exploring effects of climate change on Himalayan Rhododendron flowers. I'm blessed to have some of Australia's best new music specialists playing for me - help me to pay them! I'm presenting this work at the International EcoAcoustics Congress in June, and will ultimately release the recordings as part of a multi-media album. Please check out my project, share it far and wide and donate if you can - any amount will help – and it's tax deductible too! Thanks so much for your support!"


Naima Fine and Miranda Hill are in residency at Lijiang Studio, writing and performing music using ecological data, stories, photographs, and drawings as compositional and performance elements.

See their blog for a through account of their experience at Lashihai!

Updated mix of Naima's Rhododendron piece (Approach 1 "Herbarium-derived model predicts observed phenology"):

Credits for the recording::

Laura Moore - Cello
Laura Moore - Viola de Gamba (in substitute for double bass)
Matthew Horsley - Percussion (found tuned objects)
Naima Fine - Dizi (Chinese flute)
Naima Fine - Harmonium
Miranda Hill and Pietro Fine - Recording and Engineering assistance