The [uncertain] Four Seasons


The [uncertain] Four Seasons is an algorithmic re-composition of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’. Developed by composers, musicians, climate and computer scientists using geospatial climate predictions for 2050.

Whilst developing the initial branding and website for the launch, I became interested in reflecting visually what was being altered sonically. The sonnets wrote as accompaniments to Vivaldi’s masterpiece described the narratives of these seasons such as “...shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds” or “...we hear the cuckoo's voice; then sweet songs of the turtle dove and finch are heard.”

These references were then adjusted according to the climate change predictions for each orchestra’s location.

For the very first [uncertain] Four Seasons performance played by Sydney Symphony Orchestra at SydFest, I developed a set of artificially intelligent images seeded with Sydney satellite data and narrative focused sentences around the seasons and how they were changing.

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Fast Company World Changing Idea Awards: Finalist for Developing World Technology
Eurobest Creative Data Awards: Gold for Data Enhanced Creativity
Luum Awards: Gold for Climate Action

Created at AKQA R&D in collaboration with Jung Von Matt and Hugh Crosthwaite


Mel Huang is a Melbourne-based designer and developer for the arts, culture and education sectors 👩‍💻 I code machines to art 💾 I commit the things I make 🤵 I sometimes LinkedIn