January 16, 2012 § 2 Comments
As mentioned in the previous post, winter has arrived in the Midwest. I open my front door to the early winter mornings and I can hear the oval silence of winter. It’s a peaceful, pleasing sound that is only heard when the wind is still, the snow has accumulated, and all greens are dormant.
Ólafur Arnalds’Living Room Songs project seems to be the perfect soundtrack for wintery days like the ones we’re experiencing. The musicians gathered in his living room in Iceland to record this project.
It’s hauntingly beautiful. To hear more go here.
Artist Jim Denevan embraced the winter on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, Siberia. He and his crew created circles ranging from 18″ in diameter to miles in diameter. This project is documented here with photos and videos of this process.
Denevan’s describes this art project to be,
A beginning and completion of the motions,
A fulfillment between storms and days.
A nod to Arnalds and Denevan.