When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Angela Connelly (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


“music is prophecy…It makes audible the new world that will gradually become visible” (Attali, Noise, 1977)

‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday’ examines how songwriting might help us to imagine the future in light of climate change concerns. It brings together musicians, climate change adaptation researchers, and civic movements, such as Manchester a Certain Future, to explore how music can affect a wider cultural transition towards a more sustainable society.

The Utopia Fair (June 24-26) showcased the creative outcomes from the ‘When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Sustainability in Song’ project, led by University of West of Scotland researcher Jo Collinson Scott AKA singer-songwriter Jo Mango. This included the installation of a short film showcasing the project and two live performances with singer-songwriters Louis Abbott, Craig B and Jo Mango.

The project has been led by Jo Collinson Scott (UWS), Gemma Lawrence (Creative Carbon Scotland), Angela Connelly (The University of Manchester) and Matt Brennan (The University of Edinburgh), and features songs written by Adem, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Craig Beaton (A Mote of Dust) and Jo Mango. The film was made by WakeUpAdvice.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherArts and Humanities Research Council
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2016


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