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ENLIGHT Concert "The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change", 09 September 2022

The new composition "The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change" premiered on 9th September in concert, at the University of Göttingen. The ENLIGHT concert was livestreamed online.

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" has been reinterpreted by 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 the new composition, "Die Vier Jahreszeiten im (Klima)Wandel / The Four Seasons in (Climate) Change" premiered on 9th of September 2022, at 7:30 pm 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. The ENLIGHT concert was livestreamed online.

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