SONG OF THE ICE

Music and science brought together in a collaborative project to mark Earth Day 2020. New music, accompanied by video and imagery, in three parts reflecting the life of the ice sheet:

1. 'Isolate': the last 180 million years - other continents move away, ending with Antarctica left alone, surrounded by the circumpolar current with the ice sheet forming.

2. ‘Grow': the last 30 million years — the ice sheet forms and moves, accompanied by the sounds of the ice from microseismic data and sound recordings, and images from my field work across the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica.

3. ’Breathe’: the last 0.8 million years — the rise and fall of C02 in ice cores converted from parts per million to sound frequency and a musical theme, with a 'spike' at the end reflecting recent conditions.

Partners in this project include Chris BellAndy Smith, Dave Vaughan, Rob Mulvaney, Sofia-Katerina Kufner, Pilvi MuschitielloStuart Hamilton and Chris Scotese.

To be premiered at British Antarctic Survey Aurora Centre on Earth Day April 22nd 2020 #SongoftheIce