Lectures on the theme "Representing Nature"

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‘Reflections between science and art’ [Spiegelingen tussen wetenschap en kunst]

Animal ecologist Theunis Piersma and musician/composer Sytze Pruiksma provided an impressive finishing touch to the afternoon with their musical image narrative. 

Piersma’s contribution to the anthology has rightly been entitled ‘Spiegelingen tussen wetenschap en kunst’ [‘Reflections between science and art’]. He described the life course of a godwit (Limosa limosa) to demonstrate the ecological complexity of animal life and received accompaniment that was as mellifluous as it was convincing and unique from Pruiksma, who delivered a musical rendition of the lecture.

Like a good duet, they worked together closely to convey the message: we should cherish nature more and stop focusing on people all the time.....


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