Making Music from Science
Antarctic Waves is a BAFTA award-winning music 'toolkit' for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level students (and equivalent UK qualifications) which uses real science, stunning images and extraordinary sounds from the Antarctic to inspire musical composition. Antarctic Waves is now on release across the UK and was developed by British Antarctic Survey, and creative multimedia company Braunarts .

Antarctic Waves contains three main areas; 'Virtual Tour' - a 'sights and sounds' tour of the Antarctic, 'Making Music' - the interactive music section using bespoke sounds created from Antarctic sounds and including detailed Composing Guides, and 'Connections' which details the history of the production.

New Online Resource: To get an initial understanding of our educational approach, feel free to download our complete Composing Guides as a PDF file here --> education.pdf

Explore this website to find out more about how and why Antarctic Waves was created, to view news and reviews and find out about the latest plans and events.

Antarctic Waves was made possible by an Education Award from NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). NESTA's role is to support and promote talent, innovation and creativity across science, technology and the arts. Antarctic Waves is also a Science Year supported project.


To order your copy of Antarctic Waves please go to the website of our publishers, MMT at