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Mixing Ice: DJ Spooky’s Musical Portraits of the Arctic and Antarctic


Philpott, C, Mixing Ice: DJ Spooky's Musical Portraits of the Arctic and Antarctic, Performing Ice, Palgrave Macmillan, C Philpott, E Leane and M Delbridge (ed), London, pp. 87-112. ISBN 9783030473877 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-47388-4_4


In recent decades, increasing numbers of professional composers, musicians and sound artists from diverse national and cultural backgrounds have turned their attention towards the polar regions to gain inspiration for new creative works. This trend can be attributed to several factors, including the celebration of centenaries of Heroic-Era expeditions, the rise in media reporting about environmental changes in the polar regions and the implications for global climate processes, the increased dialogue about these places within literature and the arts, and the greater opportunities for artists to physically visit them through tourist cruises/flights and arts residency programs. While some composers, musicians and sound artists have focused their attention on one of the polar icescapes, rather than both, collectively their work reflects on the uniqueness and importance of the polar regions, the history of human presence within them, and the influences of these places on the spaces in between.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Musicology and ethnomusicology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Philpott, C (Dr Carolyn Philpott)
ID Code:111773
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2016-10-06
Last Modified:2022-08-26

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