Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” is probably the best-known musical representation of nature in the world. But the climate, as Vivaldi experienced 300 years ago, has changed drastically since then. Droughts, floods, extinction of species and ever new temperature records are now part of everyday life. Jung von Matt’s idea: The climatic changes should be audible in a new version of the work.
“There is a lot of talk about the climate crisis.
Now we should finally listen. ”
A team of sound artists, software developers and arrangers (SPACE, Kling Klang Klong) transferred current, collected climate data using various algorithms and software components to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. The result, which was performed in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in November 2019 and streamed live on Facebook, is in parts not so nice for the listener. But that is no longer our nature thanks to our behavior.
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