snow fall: 7cm
wind chill: -7°C
wind speed: 15km/h
wind direction: northerly
This morning we met again with musician and composer Kristine Hansen at the Musikkonservatoriet so that Kristine could collect the natural drum and the Sami percussion instruments she would play for our snow head.
The Musikkonservatoriet was a playground of ‘sound makers’ both conventional and unusual.
Outside in the snowy pine forest we recorded Kristine’s percussion improvisation, as she experimented with the depth of sound that the binaurals allow.
We had a look around the Tromsø Museum at the Sami exhibit and to warm up before going out to film once more.
Back in town we were invited for dinner with some friends who live in Tromsø. After dinner we asked them to talk to our snow head about living in the Arctic Circle. We wanted a shot of our snow head inside a Norwegian home so we made the head and brought it inside. Not surprisingly it did not last long. We remade it another time but when that crumbled into there laps for a second time we had no choice but to model a head shape from the melting snow so the mics could still record Kari and Vasil’s conversation.
Holly Owen & Kristina Pulejkova