Can we send a message about Climate change through Music? The Sound of Climate is aiming to do just that. This visually impressive educational concert, with stunning symphonic repertoire, successfully addressed the question of climate change in a very engaging, interesting and impactful manner. The programme delved into the world of music linked to nature, featuring Vivaldi and Max Richter’s Seasons, and further repertoire from Copland, Respighi, Ketelbey as well as excerpts from Greta Thunberg speeches. This project in collaboration with Oslo Philharmonic was premiered at Oslo Konserthuset, with conductor Christian Schumann in January 2020.
RICHTER: Recomposed VIVALDI: Four seasons BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, 3rd movement KETÉLBY: The clock and Dresden figures MOSOLOV: The Iron Foundry Viken: Ripples HAYDN: Grand Canyon Suite: Cloudburst HAYDN: Seasons: Der Winter, Einleitung COPLAND: Appalachian Spring RESPIGHI: Pini di Roma: I Pini del Gianicolo & I Pini della Via Appia
Christian Schumann, conductor Oslo Philharmonic, orchestra Leia Zhu, Violin
This symphonic concert (Standard orchestration — reductions can be discussed) includes a powerful and striking Video Art and Direction created by David Crochon projected onto a 200 m² gauze hanging in front of the orchestra- this can be tailored to promoters needs.
The Sound of climate is a project with a relevant social impact and educational outreach bringing music to the core of social responsibility and sustainable practices.