UAF professor composes official International Polar Year theme

University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Jim Bicigo has composed some new music — celebrating the International Polar Year. It includes five movements, each highlighting a polar theme from the Aurora to “break up” and climate change. It’s also available to download as a ringtone. Bicigo says he was originally asked to compose a short piece to kick off the International Polar Year. It was such a success, organizers asked him to expand it into a full length composition. Bicigo’s composition is called “Polar Synthesis.” The piece will premiere this Saturday in Fairbanks.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage