Sustainability

When in London, I live and work from a tiny narrowboat continuously cruising the city’s waterways. This enables me a great awareness of my day-to-day impact and an insight into the diversity of London’s boroughs.

I rely heavily on solar energy and monitor my other consumption with care. I am an advocate of London’s public libraries, cycle wherever possible and prioritise slow travel as much as feasible to Europe and when abroad. For me, the tiny house movement holds huge power to revolutionise our consciousness of and balance within the ecosystems we share.

Other than musical scores and parts, I keep a paperless workplace and ask that my collaborators and clients use digital comms for all our work together.

I am committed to being free of oil sponsorship in all my projects and continue to oppose fossil fuel funding across the cultural sector. I also realise my agency in the rebalancing of concert music’s gender norms.

It is the duty of the arts to reflect our times and the responsibility of artists to hold a mirror to our local and global leadership. I am always open to new and creative ways of exploring sustainability and environmental responsibility in both my process and content: we must pursue honesty, accountability and justice through our work and harness our own power as individuals to inspire change.

Ruthless Jabiru Sustainability Policy

Advertisements

Recent Posts

The Drowners

Originally posted at Resonate Magazine :

Template 258x173Andrew Ford writes about his work The Drowners for baritone voice and chamber orchestra, about to be premiered in London on 10 March. The same concert by the UK-based Ruthless Jabiru includes a premiere of a work for strings, percussion and tape by Rosalind Page.

In my sequence of songs, The Drowners, a surfer struggles against the rip (or dreams he does); a drowning man is dragged back from the cold North Sea by his wife, as his laughing child watches from the beach; a toddler drowns in a well in the 19th-century colony of Augusta, Western Australia; grieving parents are visited by the wraiths of their drowned children; a man, out of his depth all his life, drowns when he swims ‘too far out’; the King of Naples is believed to lie at the bottom of the sea, his eyes having turned to pearls. You might be forgiven for thinking I have an obsession with drowning.
Continue reading

  1. Ruthless Jabiru to examine asylum policy Leave a reply
  2. Wind Chamber: Clarinet Choir Leave a reply
  3. Mixtape #004 Leave a reply
  4. ocean. Leave a reply
  5. We the pacific Leave a reply
  6. CCL Slovenia: Meet The Participants Leave a reply
  7. Mixtape #003 Leave a reply
  8. Scordatura Women’s Music Collective: New Connections Leave a reply
  9. Cat Hope “Pure” Leave a reply