'Jökulvatn', which translates as 'Glacial Melt' in Icelandic, is a multi textural, sonic exploration of the differing states of water within the context of a melting Icelandic Glacier. This has been created using of a variety of field recordings that where capture by myself in various locations on the western end of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and within the volcanic/glacial landscapes of the Snæfellsjökull National Park.
The recordings were captured using various techniques which include the use of both Hydrophones (in water and embedded in thawing ice) and traditional small diaphragm condenser microphones.
Each of the pieces four movements are comprised of an evolving series of interwoven chords and pitches, that were originally extracted from the base recordings by a process of tuning to their respective resonant frequencies via filtering/EQ and spectral analysis. These natural tones are then harmonised using a faux tape warp method, with each layer running at a different speed over top one another thus creating different tones. Each movement has a unique feel and sonic texture which is as a result of the original recordings variances in amplitude and tone.