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.


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.

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