One Home: An Environmental Symphony
'One Home' is a totally new, powerful, global symphony for all the senses on an enormous scale, which drives the message of positive action on climate change whilst there's still time. A full symphony orchestra accompany a massive choir singing a phrase from every single country in the world, while stunning, corresponding photos from those countries are shown, to create an overwhelmingly inspiring, entertaining and motivational piece. We know that this piece can have the power to change attitudes, but none of this will be possible without your help.
We're offering lots of great options for all our lovely friends, investors and donors to help bring this piece to the widest possible audience. Please have a look to the right on the page and see if there's something there for you!The Idea
Climate change is an issue which is especially close to my heart. I’d long been discussing environmental issues with friends, colleagues and experts and learnt about the importance of ‘positive action’ campaigning, where emphasis on the positive aspects of an issue are more likely to motivate and inspire more people to act. So when I finally had the chance to write a symphony on this scale, I got straight in touch with the Climate Coalition who have fully supported me in using their brilliant ‘for the love of…’ campaign, the most perfect manifestation of an inclusive, positive action theme I’d ever seen. But where their campaign was confined to English, I wanted to ask someone from every single country in the world to tell me with a photograph and phrase in their language about something they love that we all risk losing to climate change. Using almost every method I could think of, I asked everyone from close friends to organisations around the world to help me bring this project to fruition, resulting in a record number of languages for a symphony. (There are more people to thank than could possibly fit on this page and the full credits will be shown in the final film)
The piece is structured in seven characterful movements, with one for each continent, leading to a final global movement which brings together all of the themes that have already been heard. As the choir sing a phrase from each country, the corresponding image is shown and the orchestra accompany with a sumptuous palette of instruments from around the world, the overall orchestration shifting with each continent.
How You Can Help
Following a fantastic world premiere in Switzerland, now is the perfect time to inspire action further afield. With your help, we are going to be recording some of the best musicians in the world, who are ready and eager to perform for us, so that we can turn the project into a 360-degree, fun, informative and inspirational HD video to be accessible from anywhere. Our project already incorporates citizens from all around the world, but we want to make sure that this sense of inclusivity is matched by the diversity of our audience. A world-class recording and film will allow a universal means to experience the symphony. Our highest-production orchestral backing track will also allow any choir to perform One Home, and further inspire those who listen.
Recording a symphony on this scale is not cheap to do, but I’m very fortunate with the contacts I’ve built up over decades of working as a professional musician and composer. Having spent this long putting the piece together, and knowing how much more of an impact a truly world-class production can have, there's no way we're making any compromises on quality.
Among the costs involved will be the two absolutely top studios for the choir and orchestra to be recorded with pristine clarity, mixing and mastering engineers, conductors, around ONE HUNDRED exceptional musicians involved, feeding them all with hopefully vegan food, the production, eco-printing, packaging and postage of the limited edition CDs and very small number of full orchestral scores from sustainable sources...
Sir David Attenborough
The piece is dedicated to Sir David Attenborough for his unique contribution to the raising of awareness of our unfathomably complex and wondrous natural world, alongside the impact that man has had upon it. I know that Sir David is a big fan of symphonic music and I would absolutely love to be able to send him this recording.
studied composition at Oxford University before winning a masters scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London. He lives and works in the UK and is motivated by composing music which tries to leave the world a better and more beautiful place. Further information and lots more can be found at:
© Charles Mauleverer 2017