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date: 17 January 2019

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This chapter explores how Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) experiments with multimedia formats and hip hop aesthetics, including remix culture and sampling, to challenge how pressing environmental issues are communicated to the public. His work Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica (2009) combines scientific data with social advocacy and activism, illustrating how his music and personal politics have a sustained relationship with global polar regions, soundscape recording, data, technology, and climate change advocacy. In his ecoconscious works, Miller calls attention to communities whose voices are often muted in the discourse of climate change and the many other pressing global environmental issues. He is also concerned with making his music and the information it contains accessible to all. The chapter describes how in Terra Nova Miller uses sonification and sound technology to remediate and repackage climate change data and environmentalism discourse for a diverse audience.

Keywords: DJ Spooky, ecomusicology, remix culture, sampling, sonification, remediation, soundscape, climate change, environmental activism, social justice

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