frostbYte – CO2 is a playful (if not eccentric) ecoacoustic musing for improvised saxophone and surround sound electroacoustic’s. The work situates two outspoken environmental commentators together. Former US vice president Al Gore has been sampled alongside former finance adviser to Margret Thatcher, Christopher Monkton.
The piece swiftly moves from a technologically mediated space (used to articulate the often vitriolic, distinctively 21st century ‘meta’ controversy surrounding climate change) through to its conclusion; a collection of field recordings and location film capturing parts of the high Arctic polar region. A region that, for better or worse remains manifestly unaware of the deeply polemic, heated debate surrounding its continued survival.
Importantly, via the application of techniques in digital signal processing and innovative, computer-assisted sound transformation, the work examines the rhizome of creative potentiality unfolding across the piece, further augmenting the composer’s ability to communicate the core aesthetics of biomimetic composition.