snowSongs Vivienne Spiteri

The inuit have many words for snow. do the different snows also have different voices, make different sounds? Curious, i went to nunavut to find out. The piece, in seven continuous parts (in the beginning, two clumps of earth, snowSongs, sister sun brother moon, shaman, qallunaat, swanSong) traces the sounds of snow as experienced through the ancient inuit life cycle and their complex mythology, to today’s environmental deterioration.

Source: 2009

  • Year of composition: 2008
  • Duration of the submitted work: 19:59
  • Production: Home

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Also part of Deep Wireless 6 (New Adventures in Sound Art).