On a quintessential Hudson Valley fall morning, a world premiere took place at a garden tucked away in Dutchess County. The sound installation was commissioned for the TED Climate Countdown and was live-streamed for a virtual kick-off event in October. Visitors to Innisfree Garden that day heard meditative music and sounds, played continuously while people’s interactions and reactions to the sounds were part of the live-stream. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there.
“Water Rhythms: Listening to Climate Change” was set up for one day, October 10.
Susie Ibarra is a 2020 National Geographic Grantee in Storytelling and a 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Music. The TED Climate Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 en route to a zero-carbon world.