Glenn standing in front of hunger stones in Czech Republic

Cry of the Hunger Stones

SATB Choir

“The Cry of Hunger Stones” is my new composition for choir based upon recently uncovered climate markers along the Elba River between Germany and the Czech Republic in the town of Decin. The stones show low water marks of the river dating back as early as the 1500s. Paula and I spent a day with hydrologist Libor Elledor who has done an extensive study of these water marks. He and his team are comparing these marks with existing climate data, painting, literature, and other first hand accounts to create a complete picture of climate change in the last few centuries. Libor’s enthusiasm is infectious. He also loves music, so we had lots to talk about while examining these carved stones.

Check out more information on the Hunger Stones in this article by the Guardian.

This new piece will be premiered by the Northern Lights Choir, under the direction of Helen Demong, on May 10th in Saranac Lake. Come out and join us!

Cry of the Hunger Stones is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

NY State Council on the Arts