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


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

Christopher Deane
Mourning Dove Sonnet

Thea Rossen & Hamish Upton
Water and Ice Improvisation

Thea Rossen
Sounds of the Reef

Thea Rossen & Jared Yapp
Sometimes Knowing is Not Enough – songs for small ensemble (World Premier)