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WOMAD EARTHSTATION is a new festival being held at Long Gully, Belair National Park, from 21-23 October 2011. It is an opportunity to receive and transmit ideas, issues and solutions towards a more sustainable planet. This innovative event melds the intellectual and cultural energies of leading scientific minds with a performance program featuring some of the world's most accomplished and diverse musicians. The festival audience will be inspired by a refreshing and rare combination of discussion and music during a weekend of forums, displays and performances.
The festival will embrace three key components:
THE ARTISTIC PROGRAM - performances from more than a dozen musicians and ensembles, beginning on the Friday evening with the presentation of the NASA-commissioned multi-media epic work, Sun Rings. This extraordinary work by Terry Riley, featuring a recorded libretto for the planet read by Alice Walker, is a majestic amalgam of chamber music, hypnotic visuals and the ethereal sounds from deep space transmitted by the Voyager spacecraft, performed by Kronos Quartet.
THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM - developed in collaboration with the Environment Institute and the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, it features speakers from different countries, backgrounds and professions discussing the many and diverse issues concerning the planet and the range of possible - and sometimes opposing - solutions, including climate change, solar power, food security, sustainability in the home and much more.
THE MARKET - environmental displays, educational stalls and a host of ethical traders who are leaders in the retail field.
The festival site will include a camping area for those who wish to take up residence - a tranquil, resting place within South Australia's oldest National Park that provides an idyllic locale to get in tune with our planet.
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