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Jesse Stewart talks about the challenges of making music outdoors at -25C (video)

Not your summer festival: Listeners wearing appropriate attire braved the -25C temps to enjoy the free Winterlude outdoor concerts in Confederation Park © Brett Delmage, 2014

Jesse Stewart has brought winter-specific compositions and performances to Winterlude since 2010, when he first performed Glacialis on musical instruments made of ice.

For six evenings during the 2014 Winterlude, he performed his new musical composition and improvisation, Memories of Ice, in which he invoked his own and others' memories and sounds of ice and snow past.

OttawaJazzScene.ca attended his performances to find out what his latest music-making tool: a "Reactable" is, and to learn about the challenges of making music outdoors at -25C.   Our video equipment held up (although it took 9 hours to warm back up to room temperature!) - so now you can learn too.

   – Brett Delmage

See also:  Jesse Stewart brings 'Memories of Ice' to free Winterlude shows