Concert: Climate Music
World premiere performance of a song cycle for soprano and string quartet by Tasmanian composer Owen Davies, with Helen Thomson, soprano, and the Pillinger String Quartet (Owen Davies & Tara Murphy - violins; Damien Holloway - viola; Kate Calwell - cello.
It’s getting hot!
Has Anybody Seen My Glacier?
The Polar Bear Song
The Fracking Song
My Foolish Heart
Peter Lawrence (vocals), Toby Straton (keyboard) and John Keenan (saxophone). 'My Foolish Heart', composed by Victor Young, lyrics written by Ned Washington.
Jazz in Stormy Weather
Performed by Toby Straton (keyboard and vocals) and John Keenan (saxaphone)
This concert was held alongside:
Imagining a Different Future
Climate Justice Conference
The University of Tasmania with the support of the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute hosted a multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward. Among the keynote speakers were Law Faculty Professors Jan McDonald and Ben Richardson. The Law Faculty's Dr Peter Lawrence co-convened the conference with Jan Linehan. The conference took place in Hobart from 8-9 Feb 2018.
Despite the Paris Agreement, there are real concerns the prevailing neoliberal economic and political model, particularly with the move to more insular, nationalistic, fragile politics, cannot respond effectively to climate change and excludes key considerations such as ethics and justice. Videos and Podcasts from the conference are available on the Knowledge Hub.