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.

Alvin Lucier, who saw sonic poetry in pencils and soundscapes everywhere, has died

An imaginative generation continues to pass away from us, now with the death of Alvin Lucier.

Peter Kirn - December 1, 2021

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

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