Terra Nova - Sinfonia Antarctica
|Organization||Brooklyn Academy of Music||
|Address||30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Start||December 2, 2009|
|End||December 5, 2009|
|Closed||Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday|
Conceived and composed by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid/Paul D. Miller
Directed by Bob McGrath
December 2, 4 and 5th at 7:30pm
“Tracing connections between Duchamp, Debussy, the Wu Tang Clan... [DJ Spooky] shows how art and idealism can activate each other...” —The Guardian (UK) on Rhythm Science
Hip-hop savant cum shrewd cultural critic, the tireless DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid/Paul D. Miller has always kept one ear to deftly-crafted sound and the other to social concerns. In Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, he heeds the call of a rapidly changing continent by letting it finally speak for itself.
Based around DJ Spooky's sound recordings in the Antarctic that explore the acoustic qualities of ice, Terra Nova allows us to encounter the climate crisis with unprecedented intimacy, giving voice to the groaning landscape as it undergoes irrevocable change. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform live with DJ Spooky's hip-hop and sample-infused soundscape to create a riveting electronic symphony as live video projections reconstruct Antarctica—the real and the imagined—in this acoustic portrait of our embattled Earth.