Ruth Morley, flute and Laura Bowler, vocalist
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Laura Bowlerwicked problemsWorld Première
Carmel SmickersgillMoreWorld Première
Dai FujikuraGlacier
Deirdre McKayPostcards from a fragile planetWorld Première
Larry GovesHappy/boomf/fat

Gaia is the Greek Mother Earth goddess. 

Wicked Problems sets text from Timothy Morton’s Dark Ecology. The flute and voice find themselves entangled in loops, gasping for air and incessantly thrown forward into the uncertainly interminable. Many thanks to Timothy Morton for his permission to set this extract of text. 

Carmel Smickersgill's More explores the relationship between a dependent and the person or thing on which they depend. 

A devastating human and economic cost. In the words of the United Nations’ Environment chief, Inger Andersen, 'Nature is sending us a message’. Deirdre McKay's Postcards from a fragile planet responds to the current climate emergency. 

Co-commissioned by sound, New Music Dublin, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Northern College of Music and Kings Place. Supported by PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders.

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