Eldad Tsabary takes part of this CD with his piece Creatures of the Ice.
Creatures of the Ice
duration : 4’45
Elektramusic Electroacoustic Music Volume 02 CD – track 02
Creatures of the Ice is a stylistic departure from the works of Canadian Acoustic-Ecology and Soundscape Composition pioneers such as R. Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp, Barry Truax, and Andra McCartney in that it moves away even farther from reality than what Katherine Norman calls « Real-World Music « .
While the latter allows abstract and imaginative sounds to enhance the experience of certain aspects of reality, this piece could be described, perhaps, as an Acoustic Tall-Tale in which an absolutely fantastic story incorporated into the truthful bit.The work employs a recording of Shards of ice rubbing against each other in the Artic Ocean at Tasiujaq, Nunavut by Katharina Soukup (the truthful bit), using a tiny microphone placed underneath the ice in the colony of ice-ants, who work arduously all winter long cracking ice, flying around and arguing about productivity issues. Frequently the argument gets heated, voices are raised and shards of ice are being tossed all over in a counterclockwise motion (like the spin of the Artic Circle. Honestly ! » Have confidence in what I say, and pay honour to the tales of Munchhausen. »
Eldad Tsabary is a Montreal-based composer, born in 1969 in Israel.
His works are decidedly inspired by the concepts of constant motion and fluidity and have been presented worldwide in events and venues such as Carnegie Hall, ISCM ans CCRMA.
His music was recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic ans published by Editions BIM. Eldad Tsabary is a professor at Concordia University’s music department in Montreal.
He is the 2006 winner of the Harbourfront Centre New Canadian Sound Work competition and a third prize winner of the 2006 ZKM international electroacoustic music competition (Shortcuts : Beauty)