Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Composer Karena Wynn-Moylan Explores the Inner Thoughts of an Antarctic Expedition; Northern Rivers Creatives Perform the Ice Suite at Tasmania's Mona

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Composer Karena Wynn-Moylan Explores the Inner Thoughts of an Antarctic Expedition; Northern Rivers Creatives Perform the Ice Suite at Tasmania's Mona

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READING Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott's diary sparked an idea.

From her reading Karena Wynn-Moylan started writing what is now The Ice Suite 10 years ago.

She read all of Scott's diaries and was amazed to find out through an article later on, how the whole team had returned to their base.

aAfter 86 years they'd (the bodies) made it home because of the glacial shift,a Karena tells Pulse.

Scott led a team of five on an Antarctic expedition, Terra Nova, which resulted in his and his team's deaths in 1912.

The Ice Suite is a re-imagining of the inner thoughts of those men told through music, spoken word and visual design by co.sonance.

The idea is for the audience to become part of that world, to be immersed in the inner thoughts of the explorers.

Co.sonance is a collaboration between Northern Rivers' residents composer Karena, musicians Ken Naughton and Cye Wood and visual artist Grayson Cooke.

aThe basic tragedy of the story is what inspired the project,a Karena says.

aJust how extraordinarily brave they were and how different I was to them.

"It isn't a narrative piece; it's an emotional journey where the audience is going through the minds of the people. …

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