Timothy Mahr’s inspiration for his remarkable band score was the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) led by Sir Ernest Shackelton in which twenty-eight men set out on a ship called Endurance to attempt the first land crossing of the Antarctic. The ill-fated expedition has become recognized as an epic feat of endurance. The expedition photographer, Frank Hurley, preserved the images he captured during the nearly three-year ordeal, providing modern documentarians an amazing trove of source materials.
Mahr’s score is a “musical reflection of the human spirit, the religious spirit, and the spirit of the Earth.” Ion’s film accompaniment interweaves images of arctic beauty with Hurley’s dramatic historic images to match the reflective yet dramatic tone of the music.
|2016.2.12||St Olaf Band||Minneapolis, MN||Tim Mahr||MMEA Showcase Performance|
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