Cries of the Earth

Rethink, Recycle, Revalue

A collaboration between 13 composers and 5 performers from Canada, United States and Australia. 

We urge you to think of all the damage the plastic is doing to our beautiful world, we only have this one...

Click on the Pictures for.a link to each piece or click here for the full concert

Part 1

Cries of the Earth - Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (Cuba/Canada)

Cries of the Earth - Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (Cuba/Canada)

Maria singing contentedly unaware, as Nature tries to call her attention to the birds...

Albatross Smorgasbord - Alex Eddington (Canada)

Albatross Smorgasbord - Alex Eddington (Canada)

Two albatrosses reach the ocean for the first time. But, they realize that all the delicious plastic they've been eating, makes flying a difficult task.

Bowerbird Blues - David John Lang

Bowerbird Blues - David John Lang

A female bowerbird talks about her "built in blue obsession" which leads to disaster when her lover offers her a "bright blue plastic ring."

The Magpies - Jessi Harvey (USA)

The Magpies - Jessi Harvey (USA)

Nature describes the Magpies, earth's first recyclers.

Neosoogoonga - Haerim Seok (S. Korea/ Canada)

Neosoogoonga - Haerim Seok (S. Korea/ Canada)

Based on a Korean legend of a turtle's quest that takes a turn for the worse when a "spear" (plastic straw) gets stuck in his nostril.

Al menos ella es cariñosa - Rashaan Allwood (Canada)

Al menos ella es cariñosa - Rashaan Allwood (Canada)

"At least she is lovely." Maria is left alone to reflect and contemplate on what she saw and heard.

On this first half we challenge you to think about the damage we have been doing to our flora and fauna since we enter the "Plastic Era" 

  Now it's time to get angry... 

Part 2

Time moves, straightforward... - Juro Kim Feliz (Philippines / Canada)

Time moves, straightforward... - Juro Kim Feliz (Philippines / Canada)

The rise of Greed: "Rising costs..." "Animals flee in terror..." "Anxieties all over the place."

Green and Green - Sophie Dupuis (Canada)

Green and Green - Sophie Dupuis (Canada)

Maria and Greed ask "Are you Green?" (eco-friendly), or "Are you Green?" (profitable).

Falling Apart - Elizabeth Hannan (Canada)

Falling Apart - Elizabeth Hannan (Canada)

Nature cires: "This world is falling apart. And we, as a whole, let it happen..."

Property Status - Andrzej Tereskowski (Canada)

Property Status - Andrzej Tereskowski (Canada)

Maria rails against animal mistreatment while Greed manipulates her words (Text by Elizabeth Blair)

BPA, what did you do? - Janet Sit (Hong Kong? Canada)

BPA, what did you do? - Janet Sit (Hong Kong? Canada)

Maria and Nature rage about the toxic damage of plastic chemicals in our oceans, and ourselves.

Consume Us - Alex Ring (USA)

Consume Us - Alex Ring (USA)

Maria, Nature and Greed face an impending wall of plastic waste. Will it Consume Us?

A Time - Michael Lukaszuk (Canada)

A Time - Michael Lukaszuk (Canada)

"There is a time to be silent and a time to speak." - Ecclesiastes 3 A last reflection and call to action.