Antarctica

The State of Things
11:48 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Artists Explore The Sounds And Imagery Of Ice

An image from Ice Music, photographed by UNC Professor Brooks de Wetter-Smith within a Swiss glacier
Credit Brooks de Wetter Smith / Ice Music

 After numerous trips to Antarctica, Brooks de Wetter-Smith developed a fascination with ice. He says this overlooked necessity gives us water and supports our rivers. But it is not just utilitarian. The element is visually-magnificent, and creates unique sounds as it transforms from ice to water. 

Brooks described to Host Frank Stasio what it was like exploring Antarctica, a massive icy landscape, and how that made him think twice about the ice back home. 

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