Artsadmin, London, UK
Culture Lab, Newcastle, UK
Climate Symphony was devised by Disobedient in collaboration with Jamie Perera in 2017. Co-Produced by Forma and Disobedient. Supported by Arts Council England, Sculpt the Future Foundation, Artsadmin and Culture Lab, Newcastle University.
Disobedient and Jamie Perera
Climate Symphony is a creative lab that turns hard data on climate change into a symphony to tell the story of what climate change means through sound.
Two day-long labs at Artsadmin's 2 Degrees Festival and the Culture Lab at Newcastle University brought together journalists, scientists, data analysts and sound artists to explore how to change climate change data into a sound and music composition. Using data sonification, participants will select climate data sets and turn them into sound, creating digital instruments in their own Climate Symphony.
Curated by Forma, evening events featured live performances by sound artists Kate Carr, Lee Patterson and Jez Riley French who use field recordings in the composition of their work, often from environments in which climate change is taking effect.
Image credit: Kate Carr, Iceland. Photo courtesy Kate Carr.