Alice in Antarctica went to air on Sunday 26 June 2011, and featured images, sounds and stories from Alice Giles' journey to Antarctica in 2011. The concert included a performance piece Alice created for a live concert at Mawson Station earlier this year as a tribute to her grandfather C.T. Madigan and his role in the Mawson expedition. Also featured were readings from Madigan’s diaries and music he referred to while in Antarctica; the Australian premiere of works for electro-acoustic harp by Australian composers Prof. Larry Sitsky, Jim Cotter, Martin Wesley-Smith and Joshua McHugh; and a new transcription by Nigel Westlake.
This on-demand webcast includes the opening of the Antarctica Conference: Music, Sounds & Cultural Connections, with speakers ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young; Tim Bowden; representative from the Australian Antarctic Division; and Head of the ANU School of Music, Professor Adrian Walter.