Siku, meaning "Sea-Ice" in Greenlandic, was written in collaboration with William Harcourt, a PhD student of glaciology at The University of St. Andrew's.
The ice sheets are vital and act as a protective shield over the earth, reflecting excess heat into space and keeping the planet cool. The melting (calving) of these glaciers is accelerating due to global warming and is contributing to the alarming rise of sea levels worldwide.
William collected a vast range of field recordings from various scientists studying glaciers worldwide. The piece takes influence from the vast array of different sounds captured by the scientists studying the glaciers and the surrounding derelict landscapes.
Instrumentation Genre Solo instrument
Duration 6 minutes
Performances of this work
- James MacMillan, Tuireadh
- Anna Clyne. Overflow (SCO commission, World Premiere)
- Sonic Bites: Crystalline Unclear