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Published: 18 March 2023

By Andy Ross

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The sound of ice

This week an article in the New York Times has focused on ice and how artists are using its sounds to focus attention on global warming. 

For decades people such as Jana Winderen and Thomas Koner have been recording and using the sounds of ice in their work. Now those sounds are being used alongside images in presentations and displays to bring to life the unfolding tragedy of a warming world. Using sound adds a complex, almost-alive layer to static images and reinforces their message as you can hear in this video of the strongest summertime blizzard ever witnessed in Antarctica, by Philip Samartzis

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