Radius 58: Hibernaculum : Vortex (13:44) by Carver Audain.
Hibernaculum : Vortex was inspired by the Polar Vortex experienced in the Northern Hemisphere of the United States during the winter of 2014. Comprised almost entirely of amplitude modulation (AM) radio signals and recordings of the wind captured from a point of high altitude during Hurricane Sandy, the movement within the piece reflects the character of specific recent extreme weather events from the perspective of an individual located at roughly 40° 40’ 58” N 73° 57’ 53’ W.
Carver Audain’s work engages physicality, transition, and temporality. Gathering from a palette constituted of instrumental and environmental recordings, he weaves immersive and textural sonic tapestries.