Dr. Douglas Tewksbury in Svalbard, Norway. Photo courtesy of Cedric Bomford.

Media studies professor Dr. Douglas Tewksbury released his new recorded album, “Floes: Volumes I-IV,” four suites of long-form ambient studio works, on March 21, 2024.

“I’m deeply inspired by the natural world and time spent in the slowness of the Canadian and Arctic winter, when much of this album was recorded,” he said. “These are uncertain times, for our people and our planet, and I wanted to make art that’s a reminder to slow down, to reflect, to think about where we are and where we’re going.”

Dr. Tewksbury, an electronic and experimental musician from Hamilton, Ontario, was one of 30 international artists and educators chosen to participate in the Arctic Circle last October. He spent almost three weeks living and working on board a specially outfitted Barquentine sailing vessel while exploring the waters and glaciers of Svalbard, Norway, as a member of the unique expeditionary residency program for artists, scientists, architects, and educators who are pursuing their personal projects on climate change.

Tewksbury’s other works include “Brutes” and “Brutes Remixed,” both long-form ambient works for human voices, and the neoclassical and ambient “Paths.”

“Floes: Volumes I-IV” is available on streaming, digital, and limited edition 4x cassette box set. Visit https://linktr.ee/tewksburymusic for more information.