Almost 300 people involved, over 9 years of work, dozens of instruments made of rubbish – this is just the beginning of a long list that enabled the implementation of one idea: showing human impact on the environment. 22 April 2021, the International Earth Day, will see the premiere of the Elements album – Polish composer Paweł Pudło's modern story about humanity and different elements of nature.
The album includes fifteen orchestral pieces in the style of film music with ethnic elements and electronics. According to the composer: "The Elements project tells the story of Earth and human as its inseparable element. Despite the fact that we are already 'techno-humans', constantly connected to our smartphones and the Internet, we still remain part of the nature that surrounds us. It is not only about taking care of nature, but also showing the effects of neglecting it".
The Elements project is not only about music. The premiere also featured workshops and lectures for primary and secondary school students. The invited researchers of the University of Wrocław, as specialists in these fields, explained to young people the process of human impact on the environment, including soil, air and water pollution.
The symphonic works were performed by musicians playing on recycling instruments made of plastic, metal and wood waste. By using such instruments, the composer wanted to emphasize the reusability of these materials.
From 22 April, the Elements album will be available in stores on CD and vinyl record. Currently, you can find it on streaming services.
Link to the album: https://smarturl.it/ElementsPudlo