frostbYte - CO2
This is a short excerpt from a work for saxophone (performed by Matthew Burtner) and surround sound electroacoustics...it's intentionally bombastic, or 'over the top' to highlight the overtly sensationalised palaver tabloids and media typically use when discussing such a critical and incontrovertible issue.
The piece is an ecoacoustic, audiovisual musing that situates two outspoken environmental commentators together. Former US vice president Al Gore has been sampled alongside former finance adviser to Margret Thatcher, Christopher Monkton. The piece swiftly moves from a somewhat technologically mediated audiovisual space (used to articulate the often vitriolic, distinctively 21st century ‘meta’ controversy surrounding climate change) through to its conclusion; a collection of field recordings and location film capturing parts of the high Arctic polar region. A region that, for better or worse remains manifestly unaware of the deeply polemic, heated debate surrounding its continued survival.