Thursday 22 September 2016

Autumnal Equinox

"Storm - a violent disturbance of the atmosphere"....Overture is installed for Hengistbury Headlines, Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016 

the autumnal equinox brings strong tidal surges

Monday 12 September 2016

gale  hurricane  tempest  deluge  outbreak  outburst  surge  upsurge  squall

Thursday 4 August 2016

A Deluge, Leonardo da Vinci (1517-18)

'Almost 500 years ago, and within a year or two of his death, the original Renaissance man sketched an apocalyptic tempest. With a fragment of black chalk, Da Vinci sensitively traced the lineaments of environmental disaster. 
"The ruins of the high buildings...will throw up a great dust, rising like smoke or wreathed clouds against the falling rain," he wrote, eerily pre-empting a scene we are all too aware of in the 21st century.'
Leonardo da Vinci Nottingham, Robert Clark, Guardian Guide (30 July - 5 August 2016) 

Monday 11 July 2016

Disaster Film

"The golden age of the disaster film began in 1970 with the release of Airport...While not exclusively focused on a disaster, in this case, an airplane crippled by the explosion of a bomb, the film established the blueprint of multiple plotlines acted out by an all-star cast"

"Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Volcanoes, name it."
 IMDb list of Natural Disaster Movies/Series

Wednesday 6 July 2016


Kinetic Wind Chimes, Aunt Meg's House, Evan Lewis for the film Twister, 1996 (USA) dir Jan de Bont


Wednesday 29 June 2016

The Hurricane, dir John Ford (1937)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

Monday 20 June 2016

Storms on Film

Deluge (1933) dir Felix E. Feist
one of the first extreme weather disaster movies