The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change

Concert video from 9 September 2022 | 7:30 pm

Inspired by current and projected climate data and already visible consequences of climate change on flora and fauna, Antonio Vivaldi's work "The Four Seasons" was reinterpreted by Prof. Dr. Mark Barden (Professor of Composition, Detmold University of Music) with the assistance of the composition students Carlo Tosato, Zara Ali and Daniel Kalantari. Scientific insights were provided by Prof. Dr. Alexander Knohl (Professor of Bioclimatology, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen) and ENLIGHT researchers.

In cooperation with the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra (Conductor Antonius Adamske) the new composition „Die Vier Jahreszeiten im (Klima)Wandel / The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change“ premiered on 9th of September 2022 in concert, at the Assembly Hall of the University of Göttingen. In between the four concert movements, Prof. Knohl and his colleagues explained the influence of climate change on the seasons as well as Prof. Barden and his composition team provided a general explanation of how the scientific findings on climate change were taken into account in the development of the new composition.

Programme Notes
Blog-Post (in German)


This project is realized within the framework of the European University ENLIGHT and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) by its accompanying program "European University eNtwork (EUN) - national initative".

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