Workshop Opportunity: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

15th April 2016

How do we understand the implications of climate change on future societies? Can musical practices bring us closer to this understanding through different forms of expression and experience?

Creative Carbon Scotland and singer songwriter Jo Mango are inviting songwriters, musicians and composers to take part in a special one-day workshop exploring these questions.

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Date: Thursday 28th April, 10 – 5pm (refreshments and lunch provided)

Location: Dean’s Office, Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL


Workshop details

“music is prophecy…It makes audible the new world that will gradually become visible” (Attali, Noise, 1977)

How do we understand the implications of climate change on future societies? Can musical practices bring us closer to this understanding through different forms of expression and experience?

In this one-day workshop Creative Carbon Scotland and musician Jo Mango are inviting up to ten music practitioners to get together and consider how the work they make could interpret the complex subject matter of climate change in new ways.

Joined by Dr Simon Shackley, from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, we’ll use this opportunity to learn about current practices and theories concerning the transition to a low carbon society, and reflect upon the particular ways in which songwriting and musical composition might contribute to a reimagining of social and environmental futures. Drawing on participants’ knowledge and expertise we’ll consider the role of music, and other cultural practices, in moving towards a more sustainable society.

The structure of the workshop will be open-ended with space for presentations from contributors and small group/whole group discussion.

This event sits within the context of a wider music research project ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday’, led by Scottish singer, songwriter Jo Mango (University of West of Scotland) in collaboration with Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) and Dr Angela Connelly (Lancaster University), exploring the capacity of popular song to imagine the future, bringing unique and important aspects of embedded musical knowledge to discussions around behaviour change and time.


Workshop Registration

This workshop is free to attend. Participants require no previous engagement with or understanding of this topic and will be open to sharing their practices and ideas in a group discussion.

To sign up for the workshop please email Gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com. Spaces are limited so please get in touch early to avoid disappointment.


 

Accessibility

Please note that the workshop venue is wheelchair accessible with blue badge spaces on Summerhall Square if you are travelling by car. If you have any other access requirements or questions please get in touch with Gemma using the above email address.

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