Fracture Resistance Alëna Korolëva

Storms unzipped the ice covers of Lake Ontario this spring, the new thinning ice showing cracks spreading in a curving pattern. The act of skipping stones turned the lake into a vibrating plate. Each impact created a flexural and bending wave, radiating sound into the air, the short waves (high frequencies) arriving first. These bending waves are the basis of Fracture Resistance, composed entirely from field recordings. These waves track the ice’s vanishing act, a harbinger of both the new season, and the seasons already lost, as climate shifts are written in the math of disappearance.

Source: 2022

  • Year of composition: 2022
  • Genre: Mixed
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 4:33

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