Published: September 26, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:32:43
Climate is an original composition by Erik Ian Walker, created in collaboration with TheClimateMusicProject. Tracking historical and projected variations in the climate system from 1800–2250, the composition is guided by four key markers of climate change: carbon dioxide concentrate, near-Earth atmospheric temperature, Earth energy balance, and ocean pH. Carbon emissions from human sources impact each marker, which is assigned a musical analog—tempo, pitch, distortion, and compositional form—to manifest the data as a fully realized musical work.