Recordings made on voyages to the Arctic 2003, 2004, 2005 of:
Ice; Wind; Bearded Seal; Kittiwake; Little Auk; Walrus: Nooderlicht Sailing Schooner; Barentsberg coal mine; Aeolian Flutes and Harps.
Recordings of the Arc, electro acoustic monochord played by Eastley at Cape Farewell exhibitions, Oxford 2005 and London 2006.
Arctic is a series of sonic images. Their composition involved a process of sifting, editing and constructing from the many hours of recordings made in the Arctic. The work is a summation of my experience of the sublime: exhilaration, fear, and an overwhelming sense of tragedy unfolding before me. I hope that the music communicates my emotion, passion and concern for this fragile natural world.
Thanks to Chris Watso for advice on recording in extreme conditions. Dr Ko De Kort for invaluable help recording Kittiwake and Little Auk and the crew of the Noorderlicht.
Supported By Arts Council England.
Max Eastley is a Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.
A Cape Farewell Production 2007
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