MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE (AND MONKEYS)

September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sept

Striking out, leaving family and home for somewhere new — why do we (and our friends) do this?

Primatologist Anthony Di Fiore will speak on border patrols, raids, and warfare between groups of spider monkeys– and how he and his colleagues discovered that this is often perpetrated by groups of related males in the wild. The relationships in the group are traced by noninvasive genotyping of feces, helped by some dung beetles.

Bill Schimmel, the foremost classical accordion virtuoso and member of Tom Wait’s classic group, and The Tango Project, will present a piece on a mythological migration: “Holbein in New York” – a collaboration with the late great comic writer George W.S. Trow on Holbein’s migration to New York to pursue a career in painting. Bill and performer Micki Goodman also perform a new commeration musical work for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01.

Anthony Di Fiore’s blog on monkeys in the New York Times http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/author/anthony-di-fiore/

Bill Schimmel’swebsite, the ultimate source for accordion enthusiasts http://www.billschimmel.com/

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