Disobedient (Leah Borromeo & Katharine Round) with Jamie Perera.
Climate Symphony tells the story of what climate change means, by transforming climate change data into sound.
Using climate data and field recordings of our most pressing climate issues, we combine science, art and journalism to tell stories sonically and in doing so we contextualise stories emotionally. Climate Symphony is a response to conventional forms of data representation, journalism and interrogation, which often fail to engage audiences with stories and meanings behind the data. Our parameters are clearly defined and our data rigorously fact-checked - yet no one piece can claim to be the definitive document on an issue.
We present sonic interpretations that stay true to the data, which we hope will engage diverse communities, inspire new conversations, draw attention to the effects of our changing climate and affect our understanding of the people and planet behind the stories we share.
Climate Symphony is devised by Disobedient in collaboration with Jamie Perera
"Research shows that sound touches us in inexplicable ways. By using music, the hope is to create an emotional response to something that for many might look meaningless on a page."