Symphonic music transcends language and touches people universally; Terra Nostra can be an emotional first revelation of the global phenomenon of climate change.
Terra Nostra is dynamic — it can be performed with its standard set of imagery or with images chosen for a specific audience. Climate change is ongoing. The images of its effects, both for individual events and communities, are continuing to be recorded around the world. Most importantly, so are our responses.
Customized versions of Terra Nostra can show both the global and local effects of climate change and possible solutions. Every community can be challenged to answer the questions "What does climate change mean for us?" and "What can we do?" We also welcome other collaborative ideas for presenting Terra Nostra, including those that involve visual arts and dance.
We invite you to engage with us and our creation in any of these ways:
- Financial support, which will go toward funding curriculum development, both for in schools and educational materials accessible online.
- Screening Terra Nostra in a non-profit venue. Contact us if you are in the Puget Sound area and we'll see if one of us can be there to answer questions.
- Contributing photographs or videos to our image library for use in creating new versions of Terra Nostra.
- Performing Terra Nostra. The score and parts are available for a small fee.
- Adding your technical expertise. Educators, scientists, engineers, city planners, musicians, artists, and others — this means you. If you are interested in helping, please tell us your idea!
- Most importantly, sharing the message of Terra Nostra and acting on it. (See the Empower section for more.) You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter.