From 11pm this Sunday night Jo Hutton presents a special live radio event to conclude our 2022 broadcasts. The piece will document the real time melting of a block of ice using hydrophones and geophones and it will run for a full 24 hours (or until the ice has fully melted). Our FM transmitter will be turned off at midnight but listeners online can listen in for an extra day.
Commenting on the current state of our planet, Jo is interested in amplifying the tiny sounds of nature, to reveal their inherent musicality. This recording requires intense, surrendered listening as the mock iceberg speaks for itself with squeaks, creaks, clunks, blowing kisses, releasing gasses which force out rapid water spouts with thuds and crunches as it melts and starts to move around. The sounds are endlessly diverse and beautiful.