When October 27, 2023 at 12:30pm 1 hr
Where Paul Davenport Theatre

Friday, October 27 | 12:30-1:30pm
Paul Davenport Theatre

Jointly presented by the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Western Academy for Advanced Research (WAFAR), this event combines a concert with a discussion of the increasing natural disasters coming from climate change and what we can do to adapt to our changing reality. Music will be performed by Les Choristes, Western University Singers and other musicians TBA.

Tempo: Music for Climate Action is a multinational coalition of physical and social scientists and musicians to change the emotional climate about climate change. The creator of Tempo, Dr. Lucy Jones, is a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and is participating in a WAFAR project entitled Climate Resilient Infrastructure and Buildings (CRIB). This concert brings together music inspired by the Tempo project with a discussion of the challenges facing Canada from the changing climate.

The concert initiates a week-long series of interdisciplinary events at Western University with scholars, policymakers, professionals, and the media to disseminate the result of the WAFAR CRIB project. Dr. Jones will also speak at 3:30pm (Oct. 27) Music Graduate Colloquium Series about her journey from seismology to Tempo.