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The ClimateMusic Project and Kinetech Arts Announce Their Partnership to Develop Multimedia Performances to Highlight the Issue of Climate Change
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mar. 28, 2017 -- The ClimateMusic Project and Kinetech Arts, in association with FXPAL, announce their creative partnership to leverage the emotional power of music and art, guided by science, to tell the story of climate change. Their first collaboration is based on the original musical composition, “Climate,” by the ClimateMusic Project’s Erik Ian Walker and will debut April 28, 2017 at the NOHspace in San Francisco on the same weekend as the People’s Climate March. Long-term, the collaboration will deliver music and dance performances accompanied by visual features designed to educate diverse audiences about the urgency of action on climate change and to inspire public engagement. Live performances will include the video and design of Tony Dunnigan, interactive technology by Weidong Yang and choreography and dance by Daiane Lopes da Sliva.
“Climate” -- guided by the best available and widely recognized scientific data -- tells the story of climate change over five centuries (1800 – 2300 AD) to highlight humanity’s effect on the planet and the projected future impacts with and without global intervention to reduce carbon emissions.
“Our collaboration provides an exciting opportunity to engage audiences viscerally by adding visual features and other technical enhancements to our original musical performances,” said the ClimateMusic Project’s founder Stephan Crawford. Composer Erik Ian Walker added, “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned climate scientists, Dr. William Collins and Dr. Andrew Jones, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and technical experts from Kinetech Arts and FXPAL. This science and arts partnership allows us to present the issue of climate change to audiences that might better understand its impacts when expressed through music accompanied by visual elements.”
About The ClimateMusic Project
The ClimateMusic Project is a San Francisco-based arts and science collaboration that works to create and perform original music guided by climate data, to educate and communicate the impact that human activities are having on our climate over time. Our work is made possible through close collaboration between leading scientists and artists. We are currently performing “Climate” by Erik Ian Walker and plan to expand our repertoire to include pieces in other musical genres. For more information about The ClimateMusic Project, please see: http://www.theclimatemusicproject.org/
About Kinetech Arts
Kinetech Arts creates performances that combine dancers and scientists with the newest interactive technology, to create unique and beautiful experiences. Kinetech Arts has performed at ODC theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, KUNST-STOFF arts, L.A.S.T festival,
Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, De Young Museum, among others. Kinetech Arts was recognized by the SF WEEKLY as the “Best Genre-Defying Sci-Artistic Collaboration of 2014.” For the last three years Kinetech Arts has hosted DanceHack, an international festival of performance-oriented hacking and dance. Visit kinetech.org for more.
FXPAL is an enterprise process research center established by Fuji-Xerox in Palo Alto, CA in 1995. FXPAL researchers are charged with performing basic research to discover and invent new technologies that improve business and society. In addition to producing prototypes and intellectual property for Fuji Xerox, FXPAL researchers also contribute significantly to the scientific community, through publication of their work in scientific journals and conferences, serving on scientific boards and committees, organizing and hosting technical events and talks and contributing technologies to the open source community. www.fxpal.com
For The ClimateMusic Project: Stephan Crawford
26 7th Street, San Francisco
(415) 753-5515 firstname.lastname@example.org
For Kinetech Arts: Raymond Larrett
404 Bryant St. SF CA 94107 (415) 595-8240 email@example.com