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Disobedient & Forma Arts: Climate Symphony Lab

Photo by Kate Carr

11am-6pm, £10 (includes lunch & entry into the evening event at 7.30pm) Free childcare places available for those who require.* 

Turn data on climate change into sounds, collaborating with artists, scientists and data analysts.

What is the sound of a dying planet?

Spend a day with journalists, climate scientists, data analysts and sound artists and collaboratively explore and discover how to change climate change research data into a sound and music composition.

Workshop leaders include artists:
Freya Berkhout
Danny Keig
Jamie Perera

The workshops will include the following participants, who will act as catalysts for discussion:

Alistair Alexander, Tactical Tech
Dr Joanna Boehnert, Research Fellow in Design
Dr Alice Eldridge, research fellow in digital performance, University of Sussex
Dr Ed Hawkins, climatologist
Dr Anja Kanngieser, political geographer and sound artist
Gerri McHugh, Director, Global Health Film Initiative
Mark Simpkins, digital designer
DJ Tendraw, sound artist
Cecilia Wee, RCA
Antia Xeada, data journalist

Using data sonification, a way of using sound to make statistical information more accessible, you will be able to select climate data sets and turn them into sound, creating digital instruments within your own Climate Symphony.

The lab is led by Disobedient Films and includes an evening event. Curated by Forma, the evening event will feature live performances by sound artists Kate Carr and Lee Patterson who use field recordings in the composition of their work, often from environments in which climate change is taking effect.

Climate Symphony is devised by Disobedient in collaboration with Jamie Perera. Co-Produced by Forma Arts and Disobedient. Supported by Arts Council England and Sculpt the Future Foundation.

*Free childcare is available on site for children aged from 6 months to 10 years old, organised by Safe & Sound Event Childcare. To book please email us by Monday 5 June.

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Date and time

17 June 2017

Please note
This is now a past event.


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28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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