We are earth - now available on youtube
Video of the premiere of "We are earth" on 13th of November 2022 at Berlin Philharmonic
11th climate concert of the Orchestra of Change (Staatskapelle Berlin)
Orchestra of Change with musicians of Staatskapelle Berlin
Choir of Change (Choir of Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Rias Chamber Choir, Berlin Radio Choir)
Rinnat Moriah, soprano
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano
Conny Thimander, tenor
David Steffens, bass
Markus Vogt, libretto
Dramaturgy and text collaboration
Juliane Hendes, Matthias Fuchs, Felicitas Magdalena Pfaus, and Elisabeth Mayrhofer
Direction: Gregor A. Mayrhofer
After more than three years of development time, I am more than happy to share with you the recording of my most important composition so far:
"We are Earth"
This "secular oratorio" describes musically the numerous crises we face (climate change, environmental pollution, social divisions between cultures, religions and between poor and rich), but also the solutions and perspectives of four different characters who can be seen as representatives of our society, or as parts of our own personality.
The piece develops a musical dialoge, that tries to overcome our inactivity by bringing together the scientific analysis of a dataist, the spiritual visions of a theist/artist, the moral appeals of a humanist and the critical view of a skepticist.
Inspired by Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato si'", the piece wants to connect people with different opinions: scientists and religious people, artists and researchers, dreamers and realists.
We wanted to make a statement to overcome all differences of culture and opinion in order to find peaceful and sustainable solutions to the urgent problems of our time.