Antarctica, An Absent Presence

Samartzis, P 2016, Antarctica, An Absent Presence, Thames and Hudson, Melbourne, Australia.


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Title Antarctica, An Absent Presence
Author(s) Samartzis, P
Year 2016
Publisher Thames and Hudson
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Music Composition
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Summary This beautiful volume of soundscape compositions, images and words from Philip Samartzis is an invitation to share in a remarkable journey of enquiry. Antarctica is a paradox of the sublime and prosaic: with its vast expanses of ice, snow and mountains - and traces of human habitation, from weathered huts to abandoned machinery. Samartzis travelled south with the Australian Antarctic Division on several occasions and his recordings of the unique sounds of Antarctica have been used to create soundscape compositions which are meticulously realised on three CDs of the music included in this book.
Keyword(s) Antarctica
Sound Art
Experimental Music
Environmental Art
Soundscape Composition
Acoustic Ecology
ISBN 9780500500668
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