Turn up the Volume
Event time: Tue 20th Apr 2021 at 7:00pm - Tue 20th Apr 2021 at 8:30pm
Join Soumik Datta and Sam Lee as part of Turn up the volume, a week of action and events from Music Declares Emergency, uniting the music industry around climate issues and speaking out together.
This event will be delivered via Zoom and is brought through gift economy (donations). Please donate, & be sure to add the note “MDE” to the notes. Thank you!
Join Soumik Datta and Sam Lee as part of Turn up the volume, a week of action and events from Music Declares Emergency, uniting the music industry around climate issues and speaking out together. This event will be hosted by Hawkwood CEO Alicia Carey and Matthew Shaw. MDE continues the tradition of popular music taking a leading role in driving change, following in the footsteps of Rock Against Racism, Free Tibet, Rock The Vote and Warchild.
To create the huge public pressure needed for governments to act urgently on climate, this message must break through the traditional echo-chambers of the climate movement to reach all parts of society. Music has the unique ability to do this.
In April, we will be bringing the music industry together in a huge united call for government action on climate. We will be announcing industry plans and goals for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, uniting audiences through the advocacy power of artists in a clear call for action.
Music Declares Emergency #TurnUpTheVolume
Music Declares Emergency is an independent group created by music business executives and artists concerned at the lack of a cohesive, industry-wide response to the climate emergency. In July of 2019, it organised an industry-wide declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency signed by leading artists and businesses within the UK music industry, calling for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and pledging industry action on environmental sustainability.
It believes that the music community can drive forward public understanding and pressure the government to take immediate action on climate and biodiversity loss.
Starting on April 19th, the UK Music industry will reinforce its commitment to action on the climate emergency with a series of announcements and artist reach outs in the week of Earth Day 2021. This event is part of #TurnUpTheVolume week.
Music That Matters
This is the launch event of our #MusicThatMatters series, an online exploration of musicianship with Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking. The series will be both a place to celebrate art and a place for conversation.
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Soumik Datta is an award-winning musician, producer and television presenter. He plays the 19 stringed sarod and combines Indian music with songwriting, spoken poetry and live electronics. ‘One of biggest new music talents in Britain’ (Vogue), Soumik has collaborated with Beyonce, Anoushka Shankar, Arijit Singh and Shankar Mahadevan to name a few. His upcoming release is ‘Silent Spaces’ - a visual album and creative lockdown reponse, breaking the silence of closed performance halls, empty museums and iconic cultural spaces across England with new music and songs of hope, produced by Soumik Datta Arts releasing in spring 2021.Visit Tutor's Website
Sam plays a unique role in the British music scene. And now, with Old Wow he has re-worked traditional songs to create what he describes as “a timeless bridge, music that can be looking both backward and forwards, and a soulful accompaniment to an urgent need to fall back in love with nature if we are to know how to protect it”.
Sam is also a founding member of the organisation Music Declares Emergency, in which the UK music industry is convening to acknowledge and address how it can combat the climate and ecological crisis.
Alicia shows how building trust, embodying values and allowing just the right level of risk enables opportunities to flourish. Collaboration, curiosity and warmth characterise her interactions at every level. In 10 years at Hawkwood CFT, Alicia's unique leadership style has brought financial abundance, international recognition and creative zest.
Alicia Carey leads Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking with passion and purpose. Prior to arriving in Gloucestershire, she ran the Dartington International Summer School, managed opera singers at IMG and toured the globe with the world’s top orchestras.Visit Tutor's Website
Matthew Shaw is a composer, author and artist as well as current Programme Curator for Hawkwood.
Atmosphere of Mona, a book of prose poetry and photography was published by Annwyn House in 2020. Matthew has recently worked with Shirley Collins on her album Heart’s Ease for Domino Recordings. With Shaun Ryder and John Robb as Spectral & with Richard Norris composing the score to ‘The Filmmakers House’ a film by Marc Isaacs.
In 2019 Matthew worked with Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager on #BloodMoney as The Pop Group x Matthew Shaw, featuring a reworking of songs from the ‘Y’ album.