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.

 

To Captain Billy Tyne and His Crew
18”x18”x29”
Reed, wood, data, 2015

In October 1991, the Perfect Storm caused the sinking of the Andrea Gail, a fishing vessel based in Gloucester, MA. The storm was the result of the merging of two storm systems – the Halloween Storm and Hurricane Grace. This 3D musical score is build of weather data that follows the sinking of the Andrea Gail during the Perfect Storm. The score is divided into two woven bands that act like timelines on which meteorological data from Hurricane Grace and the Halloween Storm are translated, narrating the ship’s tragic end on Oct 29, 1991.