Prof. Nat Wheelwright on ‘Music That Moves Me’ (MPBN)

Nat Wheelwright, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences

Nat Wheelwright, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences

As part of Maine Public Broadcasting’s “Music That Moves Me” audio diary series, biology professor Nat Wheelwright talks about the orchestras and symphonies that his grandfather introduced him to as a boy, when his “world opened up to bird song.”

(Bowdoin Professor of Music Robert Greenlee gets in the mix on this clip, too.)

Additionally, research by Professor Wheelwright and colleagues, H. Williams, Iris Levin ’05, D. R. Norris, and A. Newman, recently appeared in Scientific American‘s “60-Second Science” series.

 

1 comment to Prof. Nat Wheelwright on ‘Music That Moves Me’ (MPBN)

  • Thomas Costin '73

    It was Chuck Huntington that first introduced Cindy ’73 and me to the “music of the birds” and our lives have been forever enriched. We live in the suburbs of Boston; but our backyard is in the midst of a migratory pathway. It is like a natural “trap” for the birds and they play a symphony for us all day long. As you so correctly observed as a boy; it’s not about hearing; it’s about listening to the sounds of the birds. Thank you, Prof Wheelwright for sharing your story. As your grandfather touched you; you have shared the music of the birds with innumerable numbers of students and birders.

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