We Only Want The Earth: Episode 2

We Only Want The Earth: Music Fuels Life

In the final episode of the series, two, Jonathan Grimes joins Nick Roth in Massey’s Estate in the Dublin mountains, where the composer and saxophonist leads a music and nature workshop for children. Éna Brennan shares how her new opera, 'Hold your breath', is informed by the climate crisis. The challenge of music conveying a political message is explored with composer and Kirkos Ensemble founder, Sebastian Adams and Jennifer Walshe brings in themes of technology and climate, and the conflict of artists travelling for performances. Featuring the voices of scientific adviser Hannah Daly, musicologist Stephen Graham and composers Karen Power, Judith Ring and Ian Wilson. 


Show Notes



We Only Want The Earth is a Contemporary Music Centre production for RTÉ lyric FM co-funded by Coimisiún na Meán, Sound & Vision Scheme and RTÉ Independent Radio Productions. Presented and produced by Jonathan Grimes. Co-produced with Helen Shaw, Athena Media. RTÉ lyric fm Series Producer: Eoin O Kelly. Production Coordinator: Lily Collins. Additional recording and editing: Keith Fennell. We Only Want The Earth graphic design by Ronan McDonnell.