Mosaic for Earth: Music, Visual Arts, Literature, and Science
Dwight Bigler’s composition for choir and orchestra, Mosaic for Earth, weaves together music, literature, visual arts, and science into a celebration of nature and an exploration of human impact on the earth. Bigler aims to harness the power of music to motivate action regarding these urgent issues.
I took five years to select texts and design a dramatic flow for Mosaic for Earth. I composed and engraved the music in five months and am working with David Franusich on visual arts concert projections. The Tonsehen label will produce the album. We built a website (www.mosaicforearth.org), planned outreach events, obtained text permissions from multiple agencies, coordinated marketing and logistics for the concert and recording with 250 musicians, and raised $80,000 for project costs.
- Dwight Bigler, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, School of Performing Arts Blacksburg Master Chorale, Music Director
- David Franusich, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
- Annie Pearce, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
- Mary Denson Moore, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, English