Weddell seal vocalizations are cooler than your synthesizer, and we’re still learning more

When it comes to chilly polar sounds, it’s tough to top the incredible Antarctic Weddell seal. These creatures live in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth, above and below sea ice – and scientists are discovering more and more about their audible and inaudible vocalizations.

Listen to this mix of sounds and music on the theme of phase transitions of water

Robert Lippok (raster media) prepared a beautiful mix as a companion to this year’s Glacier Music II release. It’s now available to hear on-demand on SoundCloud from Iranian radio project Beshknow, so definitely don’t miss it.

Peter Kirn - November 8, 2021

In Glacier Music, sounds and songs capture urgency, deeply-felt and real

It’s heard in drips, in flows of water. It’s counted in numbers, echoes in poetry, called into the air in plaintive cries, sighing instruments, and the decay of piano notes. When a crisis reaches us somewhere that even words fail, maybe we need sounds and music to tell the story alongside science.

Peter Kirn - November 5, 2021

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