Requiem for a Glacier is an installation and sound performance work that memorializes BC’s Jumbo Glacier area, an ancient feature of the landscape leftover from the last ice age, now under immediate threat from global warming and resort development. The project appears in three forms: a) a site specific outdoor sound performance; b) an exhibition/ installation featuring audio/ video footage of the performance; and c) a multimedia indoor sound performance. The center piece, a four movement oratorio scored for orchestra and choir, converts information such as temperature records for the area into music notation and features a Latin translation of the BC government’s press release announcing the approval of a year-round resort community at the site that borders a nature conservancy.

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Site visit for Requiem for a Glacier, photo documentation, 2012  

Site visit for Requiem for a Glacier, photo documentation, 2012  

Site visit for Requiem for a Glacier, photo documentation, 2012 Pink algae, in this environmentally sensitive area.

Site visit for Requiem for a Glacier, photo documentation, 2012 The crew at the foot of the glacier.

Site visit for Requiem for a Glacier, photo documentation, 2012 Test shots and interviews.