(2011) for piano and sub-ice ecoacoustics, 20’
instrumentation: piano + fixed media audio playback (one or three pianos)
The unprecedented melting of ice in the polar ice cap in the Arctic is a primary way we measure global warming. The composition “Iceprints” for piano and Arctic sub-ice ecoacoustics uses scientific data measuring 40 years of polar ice change in the Arctic Ocean. It merges these data sets with real time audio recordings of sub-ice conditions taken during the melting season. The unique compositional system devised for “Iceprints” sonifies dramatic shifts of ice over decades, annual seasonal cycles, and real-time acoustic patterns of ice melting.
Performance materials include a PDF score and electronic backing track.