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New songs and shifting practice

David Buckland and KT Tunstall discuss personal responses to the voyage, being in an Arctic environment, new songs, shifting practice and engaging with climate change as an artist.

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Mood swing tracks and Arctic tales

Jarvis and Martha

Sunday 26 October 2008, 5.30-7.30pm, BBC Radio 6
Jarvis Cocker keeps Stephen Merchant’s seat warm on BBC Radio 6 as he plays a shed load of great ‘mood swing’ tracks, plus Martha Wainwright performs live and David Buckland talks about Cape Farewell and the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition. The archive of this show is available on the BBC iPlayer until 2 November 2008.

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Finding this place

10 days of constant curiosity both from the scientists and artists have run me/us ragged. Western Greenland/Arctic has worked its magic, the debate has been constant and fledgling art processes have engaged and been executed, all of which have been well diarised in the blogs for this expedition.

Intellectual climate input was achieved with a series of daily talks: two given by the onboard scientists, three by the two Inuit guides and Dr Ko de Korte, Sunand Prasad tackled contraction and convergence, Quentin Cooper gave a great talk on ‘Cape Farewell’, Joe Smith on Carbon Trading and market response, Ryuichi Sakamoto, KT Tunstall, Chris Wainwright and Francesca Galeazzi led a lively discussion on the artists response/creativity and a final talk led by Marcus Brigstocke and Joe Smith addressed just how important it is to feel ‘up’ and empowered by things climate rather than crawl into a hole of despair. These were focussed discussions but all this input led to an endless dialogue in small breakout sessions where we all talked one on one over dinner and wine (and vodka). Lively!
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Ko and David

Ko de Korte and David Buckland
Ko de Korte, our expedition leader from Oceanwide Expeditions, and Cape Farewell director David Buckland.

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The longest of long days

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Steaming through the fjord leaving Kangerlussuaq, the journey begins.
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Almost ready to go

Tonight we head north after 9 months of very detailed planning with the Cape Farewell team. We are collectively relieved, excited and somewhat proud. Vicky, Hannah, Kathy, Nina, Lisa and I have lived and breathed this reality and now we voyage north with what I believe is a quite outstanding group of highly creative artists, musicians, comics, poets, architects, craft based artists, film makers, writers… I’ve been speculating about whether such a powerful creative group has every been assembled before to address what is a culture and life threatening future truth. We will spend ten days together in the High Arctic working with the scientists and crafting our own response. As Vanessa Carlton has put it, ‘to challenge a stubborn world’.
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Departure: New York – Destination: The Arctic

Hail, hail, the gang’s all here:
Vanessa Carlton is suffering from the same cold I am.
Feist checked her guitar (Robyn Hitchcock requested that everybody who has one bring it for a little Arctic jam).
History of Love author Nicole Krauss is here at the gate, looking absolutely adorable with her five-month-old baby bump.
Academy Award winning filmmaker Peter Gilbert is saying good-bye to his kids via cell-phone.
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Expedition route: Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bay

Map of Greenland showing Disko Bay

This Thursday an extraordinary crew of artists, scientists, architects, comedians, musicians, playwrights, composers, engineers, film-makers and journalists come together to journey aboard the science research vessel – Grigory Mikheev, from Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bay. We will voyage across the front of the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland’s largest glaciers moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day. The expedition will continue west, towards Canada where oceanographers will measure an ocean tract across the Labrador Current before returning to Kangerlussuaq on the 6 October. Follow us online as we embark on a journey to this extraordinary landscape. Click to read more about the expedition and our planned route.
View the proposed route map › PDF 1.7Mb

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Launch at the Science Museum

KT Tunstall, David Buckland and Simon Boxall talk at the Science Museum
KT Tunstall, David Buckland and Simon Boxall talk at the Science Museum

KT Tunstall, David Buckland and Simon Boxall photographed during the QA, as part of the launch event at the Science Museum, Tuesday 16 September.

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