The sound piece Scintillements is divided in 5 parts:
A raw soundscape in Jökulsárlón at the foot of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland and the second largest in Europe. Blocks of ice break off, becoming small icebergs in the glacial lake, ending their course and melting in the ocean. One can hear the characteristic fizzing of air bubbles released from the ice. The faster the fizzing, the faster the melting.
- Alpine glaciers
An editing including various sounds produced by the glaciers of the Alps. Creaks, serac falls, friction with the earth’s crust, and so on. The sounds are here amplified and spatialized, placing the listener in a total immersion in an unusual and disturbing sound environment.
A sequence where the sounds are synchronized with the light flashes to increase the embodiment of the data. The listener/viewer is entirely thrown into the data. He is physically aware of the sheer scale of the phenomenon.
Back to Jökulsárlón, but from an underwater perspective. This free composition uses as raw material sounds recorded with a hydrophone under the water of the glacial lake close to the icebergs.
The final part is a free composition created from different elements of the previous sequences. Meditative, it gives free way to the spectator’s reflection.