In keeping with the goal of Earth Day, a unique art-science fusion program titled “Mentawai: Listening to the Rainforest” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in the UC Davis Main Theatre.
The event, free and open to the public, is affiliated with the UCD department of theater and dance and the UCD Art/Science Fusion Program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The program is the work of scholar/performer Linda Burman-Hall, professor of music/ethnomusicology at UC Santa Cruz, and Richard Tenaza, professor of biological sciences at University of the Pacific. Tenaza received his doctorate in zoology from UCD in 1974.
Burman-Hall will present an electronic sound collage composition and videography, coupled with Tenaza’s field recordings and photography of threatened and endangered species in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands, which are more than 100 miles west of Sumatra.