Can climate change be combated with live music? That's the goal of San Francisco-based non-profit The Climate Music Project, who brings their unique mix of science and live performance to Grace Cathedral on June 3.
Founded by local sculptor Stephan Crawford, The ClimateMusic Project is a science/arts collaborative that creates and performs science-inspired music about the causes and effects of global warming. The live performances combine original music with synchronized visuals and data animations, so the audience feels like they're zooming through the empty chill of space, then homing in on our little blue-green Earth just before the industrial age, with bird songs mixed with violin to represent the good ol' days. As the planet starts to warm up, a lot, the music gets faster, stranger, and more dissonant.
On Friday, June 3rd, The ClimateMusic Project will be performing at Grace Cathedral.Climate, composed by Erik Ian Walker, combines 500 years of climate data and projected future scenarios to depict what is happening to the Earth as it continues to get hotter. The performances is followed by a post concert panel discussion and public forum. Tickets are just $25 and available here.
// June 3: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Lower Nob Hill), theclimatemusicproject.org