The [Uncertain] Four Seasons is a global project that recomposed Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ using climate data for every orchestra in the world.
The aim of this project is to get more countries and organisations to sign the Leaders' Pledge for Nature.
The [Uncertain] Four Seasons is an initiative of AKQA and Jung von Matt , composer Hugh Crosthwaite, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Monash Climate Change Communications Research Hub. The project builds on a concept first performed by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in 2019.
VIVALDI X CLIMATE CHANGE
The [Uncertain] Four Seasons brings together data scientists, composers, developers and musicians to update Vivaldi's original 1725 composition of 'The Four Seasons' for the year 2050.
The score has been altered using the latest climate modelling data from the IPCC report's 'RCP 8.5' future scenario, which assumes no concerted global effort to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
Through a sophisticated algorithm, we have mapped geospatial variations from the IPCC's modelling into the original score, allowing us to generate different versions for specific locations. Using this method, we've generated a variation of The [Uncertain Four Seasons] for every major orchestra in the world.
The resulting music is a distortion of the landscape that Vivaldi responded to in 1725. In some variations, the birds have fallen silent. In others, storms are more intense, or rivers have ceased flowing.
2050 IS HEARD
In all variations, the changes are stark and irrefutable. If we do not act now, the landscape of 2050 will be dramatically changed from what we know and rely upon. It has to be heard to be believed.