Bernard Haitinkzaal
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam 1070

This is the first performance outside the UK of Significantus; a piano and spoken word project created by composer Lola Perrin to stimulate more conversations about the positive opportunities presented by climate change. The concert features Lola's ninth piano suite (2016), guest speaker Professor Joyeeta Gupta, and a conversation with the audience.

Climate Politics expert Joyeeta Gupta was Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

Significantus has been touring in the UK since September 2016, each performance in collaboration with an expert speaker (economist, lawyer, scientist, artist or other thinker) engaged in climate change. During 2017 the project is touring to more UK festivals and concert venues. A number of international concert pianists are preparing for performances of Significantus in their territories.

Pre concert talk by Lola Perrin in Room 803 at 4pm

Lola Perrin: Composer, pianist, collaborator, Composer in Residence at Markson Pianos, has published eight piano suites and has two CDs on general release. Collaborates in performance with various artists including Hanif Kureishi, Sue Hubbard, Mihir Bose. Has been interviewed by Quentin Cooper, and about her climate change compositions on BBC’s The Paul Hudson Weather Show. Performs as a solo artist, in collaboration with filmmakers, authors, artists and other pianists. She is also building a repertoire for multiple piano; performances include Southbank Centre, Kennedy Centre Washington DC and Institute de Serbie, Paris. Currently touring Significantus, a keyboard conversation about climate change in collaboration with economists, lawyers, scientists, artists and other thinkers.

Joyeeta Gupta is professor of environment and development in the global south at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft. She leads the programme group on Governance and Inclusive Development. She is editor-in-chief of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and is on the editorial board of Environmental Science and Policy, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Carbon and Law Review, International Journal on Sustainable Development, Catalan Environmental Law Journal, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law and the new International Journal of Water Governance. She was lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which won the Zaved Second Prize. She is co-chair of UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook and is on the scientific steering committees of international programmes including the Steering Committee of the Global Agricultural Research Partnership (CGIAR) research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry; and Future Earth’s Earth System Governance. At European level, she is a member of Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Sciences and of the Joint Programming Initiative - Climate Transdisciplinary Advisory Board in Brussels. She is also on the Supervisory Board Oxfam Novib and the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. She is Vice-President of the Commission on Development Cooperation and member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs, a statutory body that advises the Netherlands’ Government. Author of several books.