Music for Our Changing Climate



An immersive performance experience designed and performed by the Ad Lib Collective that asks the listener to consider what climate change sounds and feels like.

Recently workshopped on a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, the program features a collaboration with the Penny Quartet in a brand new work for soprano, strings and percussion and is framed by an ice installation that permeates the performance.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Penny Quartet
Ally Smither soprano (Canada)
Luke Carbon clarinet
Giovanni Vinci double bass
Thea Rossen & Hamish Upton percussion


Thea Rossen
Water and Ice Improvisation
Sounds of the Reef

Peteris Vasks
String Quartet No.2: rst (1st) mvt, ‘Blossom’

Thea Rossen & Jares (Jared) Yapp
Song Cycle


This production is part of the following series:

Metropolis New Music Festival 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Monash University present contemporary music in its finest form in the Metropolis New Music Festival.