A week of campaigning, concerts and climate change awareness events is taking place at Exeter Phoenix in April as part of Turn Up The Volume, a nationwide initiative orchestrated by Music Declares Emergency, an industry network of organisations and artists focussed on the climate crisis.
On Tuesday 19 April Climate EQ is offering a one day carbon literacy training course specifically designed for the music industry.
Attendees will receive Carbon Literacy Project certification, an internationally recognised climate change awareness and action-based training qualification.
On Thursday 21 April Tony Whitehead hosts an evening of conversation with climate activist and composer Kate Honey, starting at 8.30pm.
Kate Honey will discuss composition and climate activism, looking at work including her 2017 Shell Symphony written to call on Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to end its partnership with the oil company. The work was performed outside the concert hall.
Tony and Kate will then join Roz Harding, Hugh Nankivell and Emma Welton at 9pm on Friday 22 April for A Quiet Night In’s first indoor performance since the pandemic began.
The ensemble, which explores the creative possibilities of quiet contemporary music in quiet spaces, will perform music by James Saunders, Emma Welton, Pauline Oliveros, Tim Parkinson and Hugh Nankivell in a concert timed to coincide with Earth Day.
Exeter Phoenix regulars Music is Murder will then return on Saturday 23 April for a night of experimental live music from 8pm, with a line-up including A Waste of Damnation, Un Chien Andalou and Infected Senses sound system.
A limited edition C90 cassette compilation of tracks by previous Music is Murder performers and new names on the scene will be given away to the first 50 ticket holders.
More information and tickets via Exeter Phoenix.