an excerpt of CLIMATE is now available on YouTube, on my Channel.
This covers "The Ride," the part where we start from no change in the temperature due to climate change up to 7 degrees centigrade hotter.
This excerpt from the piece CLIMATE, shows the timeline from the year 1897 to 2125, when the surface temperature of the planet rises by 7ºC. Performed by the Climate Music Ensemble. The graphs show temperature rise, Co2 change, and earth energy balance (incoming solar energy and outgoing solar energy. The data controls parameters in the music.
These data numbers are from data supplied by the UC Berkeley Climate Lab (compiled and vetted by scientists around the world), from known data, and predicted future numbers from available data, based on 'business as usual'- that is, if there is no change to the amount of fossil fuels being used by humans, and the resulting increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
This piece was commissioned by the ClimateMusic Project (climatemusic.org) in 2016.
Temperature controls pitch, harmony
Co2 level controls tempo
Ocean PH (not shown in video) controls Form (integrity and structure)
Earth Energy Balance controls texture/distortion/modulation
Michele Walther: violin
Erik Ian Walker: piano, bass, drums, synthesizers
Scott Brazieal: piano, synthesizer
Thomas Dimuzio: live sampling/processing, Buchla Music System, organ
Bill Noertker: bass
©2017 by Erik Ian Walker
Music published by WakoWorld Music (BMI) all rights reserved.
Video ©2017 ClimateMusic Project (climatemusic.org)
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