Singer-songwriter Odessa Chen explores our role in the extinction and displacement of animals as well as our increasingly disconnected relationship to nature. The Archives of the Natural World investigates what we lose, and what we have already lost, by forcing species into extinction. Her music seeks to move the listener to act on the belief that species have an inherent right to exist, regardless of human ambition.
With majestic and unique creatures from previous generations hunted out of existence, many have been largely forgotten. The arrogance of one generation to assume what is important to subsequent generations, robs everyone from being able to interact and experience these creatures for themselves.
Collaborating with sound artist [ruidobello] and visual artist Samuel Leshnick, Odessa mounts a special event combining artist renderings and aural textures at what these creatures might have sounded, highlighting what we have lost in the world.
Featuring music from her third album release, The Archives, Odessa explores these issues with songs about the extinct Carolina Parakeet, extinct wolves, moths, and endangered Key Deer and wild horses.
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Added by MEDIATE Network on June 28, 2010