Ice Ears
by Jacob Kirkegaard
2004

Jacob Kirkegaard

Recording of an ice surface during hard storm. This 20 minute recording session was carried out on 7th of January 2004 on Lake Havravatn in Iceland. An Accelerometer was stuck into the creaking ice, enabling us to listen to how the wind would move the ice in various rythmic patterns. Frequency peaks around 15khz. What came to my ears was a neat but crispy creaking, appearing from the whole surface of the lake, that was moving in sensitive vibrations to the wind. It was interesting to hear the whole body of this lake in sound, and how it moved by the power of the wind. A beautiful sonification of a snow storm!
-- Jacob Kirkegaard



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e-Xplo, 2002