"Listening for echoes in the voids of space and time, each species is receptive to specific vibrations which have been determined by evolution. To realize our humanity we must seek to comprehend the vibrations of all living systems and to comprehend the sound organization of all creation. Only then can we truly listen to the music of nature. And indeed the music of the universe. Only then can music be truly universal."
Tom Lawrence, PhD is a wildlife sound recordist and sound artist. He is the recipient of the Adele Mellen Prize for 'Outstanding Work' (Edwin Mellen Press July 2008) and was nominated for the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (May 2010). Tom has created sound works for the BBC, Disney, RTE, TG4, The History Channel and independent media. His work in acoustic ecology is regularly featured in natural history documentaries (please see tom-lawrence.net ). Tom also produces sound documentaries for radio broadcast, installation and film and his work has featured in U.S.A., U.K., Finland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Canada and Ireland.
Tom is based in the School of Communications, Dublin City University where he lectures in sound and music. His research interests are in the areas of acoustic ecology and the taxonomy of sound and he regularly works with Max/MSP/Jitter and spectral analysis software.