Earth Requiem

St. Mark's Church on the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St. , New York NY

An interdisciplinary performance and installation conceived by artist Diana Wege. It is a response to climate change, pollution, resource depletion, and nuclear capability. The piece immerses the audience in a near-future where the degradation and extinction of nature is symbolized by a choir of languages from throughout the globe and the apparition of a landscape painting catching fire and restored by the reversal of humanity’s destructive ways. Earth Requiem joins multiple disciplines to warn us of a clear and present danger. Mark Shapiro will conduct original music by Errollyn Wallen and Jeff Beal, performed by a choir accompanied by piano.