Sonic Sidebar: Antarctica in Fiction and Art

July 18, 2014

Polar science becomes art in the hands of novelist Lucy Jane Bledsoe ("Big Bang Symphony") and musician Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky). Here are some of their impressions of the continent they can't forget.

Comments

Can you provide more information about the DJ Spooky track played during this segment? I looked but was unable to find the ambient, experimental version of his antarctica project.

Hi -- I don't know if it's been released on CD yet; DJ Spooky gave us the audio when we recorded our interview.  You can find out more about his project on his website, here:  http://www.djspooky.com/art/terra_nova.php

His project has had a fair amount of media attention.  Here's a print interview with lots more links:  http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/07/26/book-of-ice-dj-spooky/

Best wishes,

Anne