Heyerdahl/Music By Oceans is an audiovisual work that translates the energy of the oceans to the universal language of music. By converting parameters like temperature, location and salinity to musical elements the artist gives the ocean a voice.
There are compositions with different levels of intervention by the artist. Some pieces are pure translations of the ocean currents, and in other works both composer and ocean have the same amount of input.
Heyerdahl/Music By Oceans hopes to humanize the ocean, making it easier for people to feel a connection with this fascinating force of nature. Also the compositions are a strong reminder of how important the codependency is between the earth and humans, we need to find a balance in working with what she gives us.
Heyerdahl is a collaboration with the university of Utrecht and is partly funded by the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU).
Working on this project are: Will De Ruyter (UU), Erik van Sebille (UU), Nieske Vergunst(UU), Anne-Fleur Kan (ECHO) and Stef Veldhuis (ECHO)
Heyerdahl will premiere the 31th October at the Music By Oceans symposium. Tickets can be reserved here
More information here (DUTCH ONLY)
The Music by Oceans project is sponsored by the Utrecht University and the NWO