Simo Alitalo - Collection dhiver - Winter Collection
  Year :   2002
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Sound Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   lOel de Poisson in Quebec City

  Work Details  
  Winter Collection is a sonic study of winter and coldness. In South-Western Finland winter has a liquid sound - sounds of water in constant transformation and flux . Water turning into snow, snow turning into sleet, sleet turning into ice and back into water again. As a sound artist I started my career with site-specific outdoor installations. But when you live north of the 60th parallel the problem is that summer, the regular season for outdoors works is a bit short. This condition of northern artist got me interested in the potentials of ice and snow as materials. For the past few years I have been doing research and studies about recording ice and water with different microphones and hydrophones. Collection dhiver - Winter Collection is a kind of interim report of my ongoing sonic studies of cold, water and winter. Installation also uses other sounds that in my mind associate with coldness or that have similar acoustic structure. I also want to think of Collection dhiver - Winter Collection as a kind of survival exercise. Some scholars insist that greenhouse effect will not turn Scandinavia into subtropical paradise. They have predicted that the Golf stream, that makes life above 60th parallel possible will stop flowing and that our climate will eventually resemble that of Northern Siberia. In that sense Collection dhiver - Winter Collection can be heard as sound artists preparation for the changing enviromental circumstances. Accessed 02.01.2008 from