The ClimateMusic Project as part of the Alpine effort to bring the WCSJ2019 to Lausanne

As a celebration for the Alpine Bid to host the 2019 World Conference of Science Journalists, SwissNex San Francisco will host a fascinating event on October 26: The ClimateMusic Project will perform “Climate,” by composer Erik Ian Walker, written with the goal of communicating in an original and effective way the future impact on climate of today’s human activities.


It’s a 30-minute piece that spans 500 years (1800-2300AD) of the climate’s past and present, as well as two possible future scenarios based on data from the Community Earth System Model (CESM), an open model that has been used extensively in national and international assessments of climate change.

These live performances include synchronized visuals and post-concert public forums, where audiences are invited to engage with scientists, composers, and musicians. The program includes a discussion with William Collins, scientific advisor to the ClimateMusic Project.

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