4 January 0201

Waterfalls can immerse our ears in a noisy, overwhelming and repetitive sonic stream.

This piece was composed with field recordings from a series of Icelandic waterfalls from the Vestfirðir (Westfjords). In Icelandic, ‘dynjandi’ means ‘thunder’ – and accordingly, this piece displays the sonic intensity and spectrum of the waterfalls.

Under and above water recordings make-up the immersive experience of approaching Dynjandi and becoming entranced with its soundstate, as portions of the waterfall are brought into a sample-based soundscape.