The Swell

Swell waves are ocean waves generated by distant weather systems. Thus, these waves form a 'hindcast' from far away places and distant times. A sequence of swell waves reaching the Orkney Islands were analyzed to have travelled over four days from their place of origin; the Atlantic Ocean. This wave analysis was faithfully translated to take shape on the keys of a grand piano.
Performance installation. Atlantic Ocean wave data performed by a muted grand piano - Doutreligne Conservatoire II PE -Maene Creation. Duration performance: 7 min, in loop.

Many thanks to: Piano’s Maene, Vincent Cliquet, Wim Verschuren, Gijs Leijdekkers.

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