ICE IS WATER IS ICE IS - piano, multichannel processed sound and
The project stems from the idea concerning changing states of being, in this case of water. The linguistic play of “states” of being also refers to actual changing territories or locations of migration. Since there was a major migration of Icelanders to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1875, and we met through a connection in Reykjavik, Iceland and the BUNMF is in Brandon, Manitoba, we thought these connections would be serendipitous to explore. The title of the work, is a play on words for ice in Icelandic; is=ice in translation. The imagery displays the transformation of water from a liquid to a frozen state as documentary and abstract imagery. These examples are mixed with animated representations of the actual behavior of water molecules in various states of agitation and repose. The second movement uses the amplitude of the live piano to advance the video of a downpour, frame-by-frame, as though the piano is generating the rain.
Premier performance at Brandon University New Music Festival, Manitoba, Canada
Music Composed by Ken Steen
Interactive Video Design
and Production – Gene Gort
Featuring Megumi Masaki - piano
Programming – Tim Lawless