As an analogy for climate, music is familiar, accessible, and—for most people—much easier to relate to than data. The ClimateMusic Project was created to harness this universal language to tell the urgent story of climate change to broad and diverse audiences in a way that resonates and inspires. The ClimateMusic Project creates and performs original music through close collaboration between leading climate scientists and artists. The resulting compositions offer a unique way of communicating the impact of human activities on our climate. The ClimateMusic Project will perform "Climate," by composer Erik Ian Walker. The full 30-minute piece spans 500 years (1800-2300AD) of the climate's past and present, as well as two possible future scenarios. The data sets are from simulations from the Community Earth System Model (CESM), an open model that has been used extensively in national and international assessments of climate change. Performers include Michèle Walther from the Basel Conservatory. These live performances include synchronized visuals and post-concert public forums, where audiences are invited to engage with scientists, composers, and musicians. The program includes a discussion with William Collins, scientific advisor to the ClimateMusic Project. This event is a celebration for the Alpine Bid to host WCSJ 2019.
6:30pm: doors 7pm: performance 8pm: discussion 8:30pm: networking 10pm: doors close
Production Team: Stephan Crawford, Fran Schulberg, Dr. Sara Chun, Laurie Goldman Science Advisors: Dr. William Collins, Dr. Andrew Jones, Dr. Alison Marklein, Dr. Rose Abramoff Composer: Erik Ian Walker Musicians: Erik Ian Walker, Michèle Walther, Thomas Dimuzio, Scott Brazieal, Bill Noertker Animations/Video: Darin Limvere, David Tanaka, FXPAL, Kineviz