Oil from BP Deepwater Horizon spill at the Gulf Macondo well floats on the Gulf of Mexico

Resonating Earth

From the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to coal burning plants in the Ruhr Valley of Germany, from the glorious heights of mountain ranges in Alaska to mountains of potassium waste in Eastern Germany, Resonating Earth was created in response to the climate crisis. A stylistically fluid creation with a wide range of ambient music, including Bach, Nico Muhly, Pia Møller Johansen, Missy Mazzoli, Philip Glass, Marcos Balter, Iman Habibi and Caroline Shaw; alongside stunning imagery of the environment by Peabody Award-winning producer Elliott Forrest(WQXR), visual artist Myles Aronowitz, and internationally-exhibited environmental activist and photographer J Henry Fair, Resonating Earth creates a soundscape focusing on the beauty in our environment and inspires environmental activism in an artistic, musically immersive way.


Full Resonating Earth Playlist

Performance Photos:

Repertoire Selected From The Following:
  • The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 Johann Sebastian Bach
  • in the brittle quietude Iman Habibi
  • Hovering Robert Sirota
  • l.v. Marcos Balter
  • Les feuilles blancs Pia Møller Johansen
  • Gustave Le Gray Caroline Shaw
  • Notturno Lee Kesselman
  • In a Landscape John Cage
  • LILT (from Fourteen Études) Nico Muhly
  • Ellis Island Meredith Monk
  • Gas Station-Canon Song Scott Wollschleger
  • Orizzonte Missy Mazzoli
  • Etudes for Piano, Book I Phillip Glass
  • Rêverie Claude Debussy
  • Les feuilles blancs Pia Møller Johansen
  • Nunataks (Solitary Peaks) John Luther Adams
  • Prélude pour piano, “La colombe” Olivier Messiaen
  • Auf einem anderen Blatt Wolfgang Rihm
  • Für Alina Arvo Pärt
  • Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka Arvo Pärt
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 Erik Satie
Sample Programs:


“What an absolutely gorgeous sound and control! I love this, and I love that you made it yours. The music breathes so naturally and beautifully, and the whole performance feels like one big endless line in the horizon, which I love.” –Iman Habibi, composer

“It sounds absolutely gorgeous! Brava! I’m so deeply honored to receive such a sensitive and emotional performance.” –Marcos Balter, composer

“Gorgeous!” –Missy Mazzoli, Composer

“Beautiful! Wonderful voicing.” –Nico Muhly, Composer

Carolyn Enger’s expressive and contemplative performance of Resonating Earth evokes nature’s timeless transcendence and sublimity. It coalesces art and nature as the ultimate equalizers, removing the positions of listener, artist, and musician and unifying us all as human.” –Bonnie Blair Lacy, Education Coordinator, Nevada Museum of Art

This program was a tremendously enjoyable one to collaborate with and to share with the museum’s audience. Thank you!”Colin Robertson, Senior Vice President Education and Research, Nevada Museum of Art

“We want to sincerely thank the wonderful pianist Carolyn Enger for being part of our event PlantACT! Plants for Climate Action – Growing a Resilient Society. Her mixed-media project Resonating Earth, which combines an artistic presentation of environment and nature with Ms. Enger’s musical talent, was a perfect addition and truly inspired us to take climate action! The pieces were played outstandingly by Ms. Enger and our audience was captivated.” –Dr. Eva Bosbach, Executive Director University of Cologne, New York Office

Upcoming Performances

September 1, 2024, 7:00pm

Series @ 7

LBI Foundation for the Arts & Sciences

LBI Foundation for the Arts & Sciences
Loveladies, New Jersey
September 22, 2024, 2:00pm

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library

Great Neck Public Library
Great Neck, NY

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