As the whole of the 12th Hisarli Ahmet Symposium – “Music and Climate” points out, music is closely linked to
climatic manifestations. This is evidenced by numerous works composed in different epochs of Western music,
as well as more recent ones, especially those designed for certain locations – site-specific pieces – which,
in this case, play the role of co-authors, as their sounds are added to those of the composition.
There is also research into soundscape, inaugurated by Murray Schafer in the 1960s and worked out
today by many musicians and music lovers. In the relationship between music and education,
the awareness of the role of music and a of healthy and balanced environment for human life are sought.
In the world today, extreme situations are caused by climate instability, such as global warming, intense droughts,
earthquakes, excessive noise in the environment and other phenomena that endanger life on the planet. It is time for
fields of knowledge to come together in the search for technical, economic, artistic, ecological, political and human
solutions. In this context, the role of music will be shown in the awareness of perception, sensations and feelings,
such as in the refinement of listening and of expressive capacity. In this sense, it will be demonstrated that its role
is broader than serving as entertainment and pleasure. The roundtable "Environmental Activism and Music: can art point
to global solutions?" meets these issues, disseminating ideas and bringing proposals for musical realization in
the fields of performance, composition, creative practices and music education. Under the coordination of Marisa
Trench de Oliveira Fonterrada (IA/Unesp – Brazil), the panel will put together the Franco-Argentine composer and
researcher Andrea Cohen and the Brazilian composer Thiago Cury, who will certainly have a lot to say in this regard.