Southern Ocean Symphony

A 45 minute symphony inspired by the science of climate change in the Southern Ocean has been released on CD. The symphony, ex Oceano — we are from the ocean — the ocean sustains us, was written by Tasmanian composer Matthew Dewey in response to a series of essays and research by former Australian Antarctic Division/Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) PhD student, Rob Johnson, and IMAS/CSIRO PhD student Nick Roden.

The symphony was recorded last year by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague. Copies of the CD are available from Music Without Frontiers in Hobart, iTunes and cdbaby. An online CD booklet is also available from the Lynchpin website. The booklet includes an overview of the science that inspired the composer. A preview of the recording of the symphony, filmed by Nick, is available on Vimeo.