Earth Percent

Earth Percent

Performers with their backs turned looking out from a stage into an audience

Earth Percent

SING WILD SEEDS: Music Making for World-Building Join us at the DoCA to embark on Sing Wild Seeds, an experiment in music-making for world-building. Together we will delve into the practice of using songwriting and music-making as powerful tools for world-building.

The environmental charity EarthPercent has worked with artists/songwriters to design and prototype a methodology for music-based world-building, bringing together a select network of artists with professional Futurists to devise unique ways of using songwriting as a foresight tool.

Following deep dive sessions into world-building with the renowned futurist Stuart Candy, artists/songwriters have worked with facilitators to devise a session with the public that involves collective song-writing in real time. We’re now taking these various workshops into the world, inviting public participation, for testing and iteration, encouraging active participation in collective imagination via a collective music-making process.

This creative, collaborative project is produced by EarthPercent and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their UK-wide Collective Imagination work entitled “Things Don’t Have To Be This Way”. The project draws inspiration from the pioneering work of EarthPercent’s co-founder Brian Eno and is ultimately an experiment in merging two distinct practices; building on the belief in the potential of music to help us imagine new futures, to engage large audiences, and to traverse cultural boundaries.