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Ocean ARTic “Light Water is Black Water” to be performed at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Buy tickets here for this in-person live performance on the 15th January 2022 of the album Light Water is Black Water from Michael Begg. The album is the output from the Ocean ARTic partnership which aimed to brings creatives and marine climate scientists together to explore innovative ways to tell the story through climate data of the impact of climate change in the Arctic and Scotland. Michael collaborated with researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Association for Marine Science to develop new musical work from data models describing the impact on atmospheric and ocean conditions as a consequence of diminished Arctic Sea ice. The work would have been impossible to realise without the research and data models created by Lukrecia Štulić, along with her colleagues Tido Semmler and Thomas Rackow. Thomas also provided field recordings. Sian Henley, at the University of Edinburgh, provided data and insight into the ‘Spring Bloom’ of biomass arising in May each year. The album is now live on digital platforms, inc Apple, Spotify and Bandcamp to stream. Live stream it here on Spotify: Access it here on Itunes:
  1. Invocation
  2. Data February
  3. The Arctic Night
  4. Air Pressure Anomaly in January
  5. Spring Bloom in May [now available]
  6. Data July
  7. The Arctic Day
Information here Watch the trailer here
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