Skating On Thin Ice: Music of Climate Change

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Got an email at theclimatemessage@gmail.com linking to this extraordinary piece of work: Speculative Pop (Specu-Pop) . What would the world be like if the Arctic melted and became the new Mediterranean? Written in 60 tone equal temperament. Robin Perry self-describes: I’m a microtonal composing enthusiast, experimenter in tonality and musical instruments. I live in Toowoomba, […]

Saturday’s Endangered Music: Fiji

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Fiji is another one of the island nations looking to a climate-changed future that’s just around the corner. Some villages are already relocating inland to avoid the rising sea levels that Fijians have already started noticing: Vunidogoloa is the first village to be relocated under the climate change program. Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said […]

Saturday’s Endangered Music: The Jarawa People of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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A Jarawa Song. WIth limestone caves, gorgeous beaches, and mud volcanoes, the Andaman and Nicobar islands have become increasingly popular as a tourist destination in India. But it’s not just the natural scenery and the wildlife that has raised the international profile of this small archipelago. The “Jarawa” tribal peoples are one of the few […]

Junkies Can’t Care

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Australia is hell-bent on destroying itself and everything around it. The new anti-science, pro-coal government is eagerly moving forward with plans to dump huge amounts of mining sludge right on the Great Barrier Reef and dredge a passageway through this incredible natural wonder to allow transport ships free access to a terminal at Abbot Point. […]