THE SONG OF THE ICE
New music and science brought together in a collaborative project to mark Earth Day 2020. Sound, music, animation and images combined in three sections 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.
To be premiered online on Earth Day 22nd April 2020. #SongoftheIce