laurie laurie, November 9, 2017

(Photo Credit – Krystal Grube) Last night, over a hundred people gathered at First United Methodist Church in Eugene to listen, to learn, and to connect with each other through the art and science surrounding climate change. The event also served as a fundraiser for the  Oregon Fracked Gas Resistance Coalition (No LNG Exports), as it grows its ranks and redoubles its efforts to thwart the construction of the Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Coos Bay.  We are so very grateful to Pianist Composer Alexander Schwarzkopf and Geologist Gregory Retallack for sharing their abundant talent and knowledge during the event. We raised over $1200.  We’d also like to give a special thanks to Falling Sky Brewery for donating 25% of its 11-8-17 profits to 350 Eugene’s efforts for the Fracked Gas Resistance.

This concert was part of ClimateKeys; a new global movement of musical conversations about climate change established by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin.   This unique experience coincided with the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

ClimateKeys program(1)

Why No to LNG? Pamphlet

From Alexander:

“I feel fortunate to present this event in connection with the international events that will be taking place on behalf of ClimateKeys. I will give the world premiere of my newest work, “Liquid Piano” (2017) as well as performances of several works by Debussy.”

“Founder Lola Perrin has really taken this effort to the next level and I invite you to take a look at ClimateKeys’ website and have a read of the incredible testimonies on what this means to hundreds of scientists and numerous concert pianists around the world. The goal is to bring the conversation on climate change to new audiences. Please join us on November 8th in Eugene.”