"Our music and arts are not just aesthetically pleasing. They are our religion, what we believe, our guides. They are our communication with nature, identifying our spirit, serving as our teachers, teaching us how to act…"(Native American artist during Earth Day celebrations, 4/22/2007).
Our stories, art and music often hold histories and geographic variables of landscapes, ecosystem change predictions and lessons for human/environment interactions. This interactive process explores the inherent links between our geographic and scientific knowledge of watershed ecology, and an understanding of our human and spiritual connections within it. Through an interacive exploration of sound and arts related to water, we explore our connections to our source.
First presented at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona exploring our stories as a tool for actions for sustainability, and followed by its success at the 2009 World Water Forum in Istanbul, the DVD "Water & Music was developed as part of the UNESCO sponsored "Music as a catalyst for Environmental Awareness". All are encouraged to bring their own stories, any musical instruments, and your cultural or personal art to share. The objective is a to build upon your own experience in analysis and discussions, and to watch, listen and enjoy the diversity within others.