NATHALIE MIEBACH

I translate weather data into musical scores, which are then translated into sculptures as well as being a source of collaboration with musicians and composers. These pieces not only map meteorological conditions of a specific time and place, but are also functional musical scores to be played by musicians. For some examples of collaborations I have done with musicians, please visit the Weather Scores site or explore some of the musical samples below.

   

A Duet of Blizzards
wood, paper, rope, data
6 ‘ x 8’, 2010

This sculpture is written for 2 musicians. In this score, weather data (barometric pressure, temperature, dew point and wind) of two different blizzards in Dec 2007 and Feb 1978 are translated. Both storm systems caused havoc on roadways in New England as people tried to leave the city, but found themselves grid-locked on highways as the snow slowly buried them.