The Antarctic sonata: music inspired by Antarctic research

Jones, Kevin [Composer] (2007) The Antarctic sonata: music inspired by Antarctic research. Music inspired by Antarctic research. 11 Sep 2007, London, U.K.

Abstract

A music-science-media collaboration with Dr Stephen Bell (graphic animation) and Prof. Nick Petford (geology and concept). Music material is derived from the outline of the Antarctic coastline and ice shelves, and from the colour, shapes and textures of crystals in rock samples collected in the ‘Dry Valleys’ region of the Antarctic by Nick Petford. The interpretation ranges from strict mapping of polar coordinates to a more intuitive response to shapes suggested by crystal groupings. Performed by the composer, it takes the form of a prepared semi-improvisation played as the animated maps and rock imaging unfold.

Item Type: Performance/Live Event
Event Title: Music inspired by Antarctic research
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Churchill Auditorium, at the QE II Conference Centre, Westminster, London11 September 200711 September 2007
Additional Information: Performed in the Churchill Auditorium, at the QE II Conference Centre, Westminster, London as part of the Bicentenary Conference of the Geological Society.
Research Area: Art and design
Music
Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Cat Barbour
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2009 11:27
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 15:51
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/6076

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