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The Sound of Snow

Farrar, R (2017) The Sound of Snow.

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Farrar, R
Abstract: It is predicted the French Alps may lose up to 70% of its snow by the end of this century. Understanding R. Murray Schafer's definition of a soundmark, does this mean the sound of snow is an endangered sound that deserves to be documented and protected? This sound art installation piece is a sonic memory capsule of Chamonix residents’ reflections on snow melting into binaural snow-crunching sound walks recorded on location in France at the start of February, 2017. Stopping and taking time to listen to the sound of snow (which is often only documented in its visual form) is an innovative invitation for the listener to consider how climate change may alter our visual and sonic terrain of the future. Exhibited in London at The Sound of Memory Symposium at Goldsmiths as part of Easton Arts Trail in Bristol, UK.
Date: 22 April 2017
Keywords: sound art; climate change; binaural technologies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 15:48
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 15:48
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