From the crunching of beetles infesting trees to the slow creep of rising sea levels, sound is increasingly used to document the effects of global environmental change. These changes are fueling pop music and composition, data sonification, field recording, radio and audio visual performance.
Artists and activists are using sound to comment on, and intervene in, the climate debate. However, while the aesthetics of ecological crisis are pervasive, replete with a dwindling dawn chorus and celebrations of a nonhuman nature, the broader contexts and stakes of these images or sounds are rarely considered. Against the drip drip drip of glacial melt, this evening showcases sound works that seek to confront environmental change.
An experimental, audio-visual radio broadcast featuring the work of Leah Barclay (AUS), Robin Buckley (UK), Kate Carr (UK), Minerva Cuevas (MEX), Graciela Muñoz Farida (CHL), Anja Kanngieser and Polly Stanton (UK/AUS), Andrea Polli (MEX), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (CAN), Ziibiwan (CAN) and more.
Gibb R, Kanngieser A, Rekret P 2017 Amplification//Annihilation. Cafe Oto, London. Aired on Resonance FM, London [Online]