Music, science, animation and imagery brought together telling the story of the life of the Antarctic ice sheet in three parts.
1. isolate: the last 180 million years - other continents move away, ending with Antarctica isolated and the ice sheet forming.
2. grow: the last 30 million years — the ice sheet forms and moves, accompanied by the sounds of icequakes.
3. breathe: the last 0.8 million years — the rise and fall of C02 in ice cores converted to sound and music, with a change at the end reflecting recent conditions.
Full video at youtu.be/iAwHB-yjVGY
Background talk at youtu.be/seDOaPjLlls
Press release at www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/earth-day-2020-the-song-of-the-ice/
“ .... a deep understanding of Antarctica and its journey through eons of geological time ... a rare musical talent to bring that story to life ... an uplifting visual and musical journey .... science changes lives and music changes lives; beware, ‘The Song of the Ice’ is powerful stuff!”
David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey
“Science, sounds and sights ... a truly remarkable and unique integration of all of them, using the Antarctic Ice Sheet as a unifying theme. After decades of wondering how environmental records from Antarctica would sound if only someone had the vision and inspiration to present them in a way we could hear, now I know. The Song of the Ice is an amazing achievement. Watch and listen; it will take your mind to far-away places and through distant times.”
Andy Smith, British Antarctic Survey