'confrontational' new music about climate change

Composer Steven Bryant of Durham, North Carolina, is worried about global warming, and he’s expressing his anxiety through a recent composition.

“It’s not a piece of music that describes the environment degrading,” he says. “It’s more of my own psychological journey of wrestling with this.”

“The Automatic Earth” is a 30-minute piece for wind ensemble and electronic sounds.

steven bryant“A lot of these sounds, the electronic ones in particular, have a very ominous quality to them,” Bryant says.

Through it, Bryant hopes to make the climate crisis impossible to ignore.

Source: YaleClimateConnections, March 2020

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