CityViews 9/20/12: Citizen Science/SFL Artist: Matteo



Segment 1:

Citizen scientists may not know how to analyze data or crunch numbers, but they are making huge contributions in zoology, biology, astronomy and more. These amateur volunteers are counting birds, observing the changes of global warming on plants and collecting water samples. On Thursday, we’re talking about the value of citizen science and how technology is making it easier than ever.


  • Brian Sullivan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Brian Sullivan will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for HawkWatch International on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rice Eccles Stadium, 6th floor, University of Utah. Tickets are $50. Click here  for more information.




Segment 2:

The all-American band members of Matteo have a thing for Chinese culture. They speak Chinese, they’ve spent extended periods of time in China and they love to incorporate a host of traditional Chinese stringed instruments into their music. Matteo is the featured artist on KCPW’s Sounds from the Lounge for September. On Thursday, three of the four band members join us to chat about their unique blend of East-meets-West indie-folk.


  • Brinn Chipman – vocals, erhu, violin, horse head fiddle;
  • Jordan Riley – ruan, guzheng, guitar;
  • Luke Williams – vocals, guzheng, bass, liuqin.

Matteo  will perform live Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City. It’s a free evening in celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and coincides with the release of their new album, “The Sichuan Project.”