Earth's Gift and Icarus in Flight: Concert Livestream

Thursday, 29 October

Earth's Gift and Icarus in Flight: Concert Livestream

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With recording-breaking wildfires, droughts and floods, climate change is knocking at our door. Yet for many of us, it is easier to ignore the changing climate than engage emotionally. For one, it is too abstract, for the other, too overwhelming.As musicians and visual artists, we want to explore our own emotional reactions to the changing climate. What is happening to the planet, and how do we feel about it? As our emotional paralysis melts, so can we be inspired to meaningful action rather than inaction.


We will be performing new audio-visual compositions: ‘Icarus in Flight’ for string quartet by the American composer Richard Festinger, and ‘Earth’s Gift’ for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet piano, electronics and visuals comprised out of drone footage, by the British composer Kate Honey and Dutch visual artist Emma van der Steen.


These two pieces will be performed live in the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, and broadcast live on youtube. 


Beatrice Miniaci, flute
Emil Peltola, violin
Seamus Hickey, viola
Dominika Kaczmarczyk, celloMartin Vera Guerra, oboe
Giuseppe Sapienza, clarinet
Alvaro Artime Jimenez, trumpet
Pieter Bogaert, piano Donations are welcomed and appreciated.


This performance has been made possible thanks to the Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst and the American Climate Music organization.


Date & Time: 

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 19:30


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Everyone is welcome to sing with the Beautiful Trouble Choir, whether you read music or not. We sing both older and newly composed songs at demonstrations :to sing truth to power, show solidarity with all peoples, animals and ecosystems, and already create a more beautiful world.


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