On Satin Waters
Inspiring Explorer Ihlara McIndoe’s composition, On Satin Waters, was inspired by her 2020 Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to Antarctica.
On Satin Waters was composed for violin, viola and pre-recorded electronics (composed of water and ice recordings taken during the expedition), and is performed by Nathaniel Otley and Mark Menzies.
“On Satin Waters is inspired by our final day kayaking in Antarctica, when it was particularly dark and foggy and the water was like a giant black sheet of satin, so still and reflective that the bright blue of the looming icebergs were mirrored in it. It was surreal and overwhelming,” said Ihlara.
Ihlara has been appointed as the NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer in Residence for 2021, and after completing her music and law degrees at the University of Otago in 2020, Ihlara moved to Wellington in early 2021 to start a new role as a lawyer.
On Satin Waters begins very quietly, so make sure your audio volume is turned up, so you don’t miss out on the start.