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Sierra Daily

Sep 26, 2011

Cool Sounds

Ice-cover-x.j2 Some people may never even try to comprehend the concept of a changing climate -- hello, nearly every GOP presidential candidate! -- but musician and performance artist Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is there for anyone willing to open his or her ears. LiveScience provides a compelling review of DJ Spooky's  recent performance of Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, a multimedia portrait of global warming, at the New York Academy of Sciences.

"It's not about information, this is actually about emotion,” the artist told his audience. “Everyone is coming from a radically different perspective, and so art is about perspective." Added the program’s moderator, New York Times journalist and blogger Andrew Revkin: "The only connection to these places is through the imagination, so why not have the most imaginative people on Earth be a part of pulling that information back to the rest of us, too?”

Listen to some enticing snippets from DJ Spooky’s Antarctica works here, and check out his accompanying book, The Book of Ice (Mark Batty Publisher, 2011), here.

-- Reed McManus

Image: Mark Batty Publisher

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