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Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean

Recorded on location in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, during January 2010, Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean is a series of five soundtracks by Chris Watson that reveal the sonic transformation of antarctic sea ice from solid to fluid during the Austral summer season.

An installation of Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean premiered at La Casa Encendida's ARTe SONoro in 2010, the first sound art exhibition ever held in Madrid.


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Chris Watson

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Exposición ARTe SONoro, Madrid, Spain

Recorded on location in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, during January 2010, Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean is a series of five soundtracks by Chris Watson that reveal the sonic transformation of antarctic sea ice from solid to fluid during the Austral summer season.

An installation of Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean premiered at La Casa Encendida's ARTe SONoro in 2010, the first sound art exhibition ever held in Madrid.

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Recording of Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean, Antarctica, 2010

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Recording of Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean, Antarctica, 2010

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Recording of Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean, Antarctica, 2010

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Installation view, Chris Watson, Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean, Exposición ARTe SONoro, Madrid, Spain, 2010. Photo courtesy of La Casa Encendida

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Chris Watson recording Sea Ice: Voices from a Frozen Ocean, Antarctica, 2010

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Chris Watson is a sound recordist specialising in natural history, with a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. Renowned for his award-winning wildlife sound recording work with David Attenborough on productions such as The Life of Birds and The Life of Mammals, Watson was also a founding member of pioneering electric groups Cabaret Voltaire and the Halfer Trio, and has since released several solo and collaborative experimental music projects on Touch.


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Exposición ARTe SONoro, Madrid, Spain