19th October 2021
Topic: The Song of the Ice – earth history, icequakes and climate signals
Speaker: Steve Garrett
An exciting new collaborative project that combines music, science, sound, animation and images to tell the story of the life of the Antarctic ice sheet in three parts:
1 isolate: the last 180 million years – other continents move away isolating Antarctica ending with the ice sheet forming.
2 grow: the last 30 million years — the ice sheet grows and moves with the sounds of icequakes from seismic data and images from my field work across the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica.
3 breathe: the last 0.8 million years — the rise and fall of C02 in ice cores converted to sound and music, with the recent change at the very end.
Guitarist. Earth scientist. Born in London. Lived in the UK, Antarctica, USA & Canada. I call Scotland home. My music has been received well across jazz, folk and roots genres on radio stations and in magazines. Prior to this, I led a UK global technology centre at the end of a long career with Chevron. I served as 2011 PESGB President. My first job was as a geophysicist for the British Antarctic Survey.