"Such a brilliant idea"
ON 'NOW YOU SEE IT'
NOW YOU SEE IT
For piano and an orchestra of words
Now You See It is a composition that features the specially recorded spoken words of international activists and innovators at the frontline of climate justice. The words, woven into a minimalist piano score, are responses to Lola Perrin's questions designed to elicit inner meditations. The project takes the listener through the hand wringing dilemma of how to be in the face of climate change, the cruelty of our species, our isolation, stories from the ground, breaking through inertia, new energy systems, beauty & loss.
"The more that is becomes commonplace to talk about it the better off the world will be."(Natasha Geiling, Now You See It)
The project is a half-hour live performance work: a piano score is performed on-stage by Lola Perrin (using an acoustic or electric piano) and accompanied by the pre-recorded voices delivered through a PA system. The piece has had three performances to date: at Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, The Vortex Jazz Club and Markson Pianos Concert Series.
A recorded version of the project is due for release and can be listened to HERE
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We are indebted to the voices who kindly agreeD
to being interviewed and recorded. They are:
Marjan van Aubel (Design alchemist, sustainable future aesthetics)
Ben Ayliffe (Greenpeace Arctic campaigner)
Guy Battle (Sustainable Business developer)
Dr Helen Caldicott (Physician, author, anti-nuclear advocate)
Charlotte Du Cann (writer, editor, community activist)
Dr Seamus Garvey (Engineer at Nottingham University, Inventor)
Natasha Geiling (Sustainability journalist, currently for Smithsonian)
Dr Peter Gleick (Scientist, world expert on water and climate)
David Helvarg (Founder Blue Frontier Campaign)
Jennifer Kingsley (Writer, radio producer, naturalist)
Dr Andreas Mershin (Physicist at MIT, Inventor)
Katiana Murillo (Journalist and climate change adaptation media campaigner, Latin America)
Meena Nallainathan (Writer, editor, activist)
Jeff Orlowski (Filmmaker and advocate)
Dr Daniel Pauly (Marine biologist, world expert on human impact on global fisheries)
Margo Perin (Writer, editor, activist)
Dr Kate Rawles (Environmental philosopher)
Dr Carl Safina (Prominent marine conservationist, creator of TV series Saving the Ocean)
Bert Schouwenburg, (GMB International Officer)
Joao Talocchi (Greenpeace Palm Oil campaigner)
Abdel Karim Traoré (Climate change adaptation and mitigation expert, Africa)
Will Travers (Animal welfare and conservationist, founder Born Free foundation)
Greg Valerio (Fair Trade gold pioneer)
Plus Amelia & Gemma.