What does classical music have to do with conservation? Quite a bit, in fact. Join Classical IPR's music director Amanda Sewell for a look at how composers and classical musicians in the 21st century are addressing issues related to climate change. From Ludovico Einaudi's "Elegy for the Arctic," recorded on a melting glacier in Norway, to the work of sound ecologists such as Hildegard Westerkamp and Matthew Burtner, we'll consider intersections between music and conservation.
Amanda Sewell, Music Director of Interlochen Public Radio, is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen in 2015 writing program notes for concerts. She volunteered at IPR helping with the music library and was later hired to host music live on air. Her research about music has appeared in textbooks, academic journals, and music encyclopedias. She is the author of Wendy Carlos: A Biography (Oxford University Press). Amanda lives in Traverse City with her husband, son, and two dogs.