Earthworks: Voices of Young People, Voices of the Elders

Earthworks is a song cycle exploring sounds, songs, commentary and concern about contemporary environmental consciousness. It was commissioned by NEW AMERICAN RADIO in 1990. A multi-layered fabric of sound, Earthworks includes interviews with activist Maggie Kuhn, artist Mildred Greenberg, composer Pauline Oliveros, farmer Myra Perkins, members of the Cheltenham Students for Environmental Action, and a variety of young people, who came together at the Philadelphia Earth Fest, 22 April 1990. Part 1: Voices of Young People is filled with the vitality of children and young adults enthusiastic in their knowledge and urgent in their search for solutions. Part 2: The careful reflection of the Voices of the Elders serves as a reminder of our interdependency.