THE SONG OF THE ICE

New music and science brought together in a collaborative project that combines music, science, sound, animation and images to tell the story of the life of the Antarctic ice sheet in three parts:

1 isolate: the last 180 million years - other continents move away isolating Antarctica ending with the ice sheet forming.

2 grow: the last 30 million years — the ice sheet grows and moves with the sounds of icequakes 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 to sound and music, with the recent change at the very end.

You can read all about it in this article for the Geoscientist Magazine. Partners in this project include  Andy Smith, Dave Vaughan, Rob Mulvaney and Sofia-Katerina Kufner at the British Antarctic Survey whose perspectives are captured in this press release, together with  Stuart Hamilton and Chris Bell.

Launched by global live stream on YouTube on Earth Day, April 22nd 2020.

Full video and introductory talk available on YouTube, music available for free streaming and download at Bandcamp.

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