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Judy R. Twedt – Requiem for the Holocene: Listening to 800,000 Years of Earth’s History

March 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Everyday now we experience or can read about symptoms of climate change. The Holocene, which is the name for the stable climate of the last ~12,000 years, is reaching its end after 300 years of fossil fuel economics. We are entering a new and unprecedented geologic era.  

Environmental data holds histories of climate change. This information often generates anxiety, fear, and grief. How do we bear witness to climate change and the attendant losses, while holding our grief with gentleness and care? Twedt’s musical compositions are an entry into the difficult emotional spaces that we often encounter when being with the evidence of climate change.  

In this multimedia talk and performance, climate-scientist-turned-sound-artist Judy Twedt presents new compositions that express climate data from ice cores, satellites and weather stations through music.  

Twedt came to climate music through science, in a doctoral program in Atmospheric Sciences and climate modeling at the University of Washington. After completing her masters degree, she shifted her focus to making music from climate data using a technique called sonification. Her climate soundtracks have been featured on the TED stage and in museums and radio shows around the world.  She lives on Vashon Island with her partner, toddler, and two cats. Her family has lived on Coast Salish lands for six generations. 

Sunday, March 12 at 3pm

$20 General Admission
$18 VCA Members
Youth (18-) are FREE

Masks are optional.
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Details

Date:
March 12, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone:
1 206 259 3007

Details

Date:
March 12, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
1 206 259 3007