Friday Nights with Yury Revich - What is Green Music?

Music and Arts can enhance the perception of the value of the natural world, especially when nature itself is recognized as being musical and artistic. ... In this perception, music and arts can inspire environmental action.

 

We do not lecture or preach to people. This can bring out a person’s defensiveness and resistance and can be ineffective. Music and Arts speak from inside. They don’t accept intolerance and ignorance.

 

GREEN MUSIC

 

Together with our partner “Green Affaire” we created Green Music.

 

Yury Revich and his team believe: 

 

Green Music is about 5 Elements:

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Forest, 

 

The sound frequencies we use in Green Music are:

 

Earth:                     2.9MHz to 4.5 MHz 

Wind:                     22 Hz to 5 kHz

Fire:                       30 Hz to 60 Hz

Water:                    Underwater: 10 Hz to1 MHz. Waterfall: 400Hz to 8kHz 

Forest:                    285 Hz to 528 Hz

 

Green Music can be expressed visually by seeing music, and acoustically by hearing arts with the help of Synesthesia.

 

Just like the sounds of the environment give information to animals about their behaviour and actions, sounds of Green Music give people subconscious and conscious cues for action to protect our environment.

 

 

hi-fi versus lo-fi 

 

“The hi-fi soundscape is one in which discrete sounds can be heard clearly because of the low ambient noise level. The country is generally more hi-fi than the city; night more than day; ancient times more than modern. In a hi-fi soundscape even the slightest disturbance can communicate interesting or vital information. The human ear is alert, like that of an animal. […] In a lo-fi soundscape individual acoustic signals are obscured in an overdense population of sounds. The pellucid sound—a footstep in the snow, a train whistle in the distance or a church bell across the valley—is masked by broad-band noise.”

Schafer R.M. The Music of the Environment. In: Cox C., Warner D., editors. Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. Continuum Int.; New York, NY, USA: 1973, pp. 32-33.

 

 

According to R. Murray Schafer, the common sound environment of our day is the lo-fi soundscape.

 

Still, there are quiet places in the countryside and in the green areas of cities, which can be defined as hi-fi zones. Such hi-fi soundscapes are to be found both on a public, as well as on an individual scale.*

 

Summary: hi-fi equals Green Music of Nature, while lo-fi is the distraction of the modern world’s ignorance of the climate crisis. 

 

Let us create more hi-fi Green areas and zones in our cities.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

 

Just like companies, organizations and everything we do in our lives, events and concerts have a carbon footprint as well.

 

We at Friday Nights believe that we too have the responsibility to contribute to a more sustainable future. 

 

We worked on improving our environmental impact to take responsibility and be part of the solution rather than the problem.

 

Transparency is very important to us and is a key component of our sustainability journey. We pledge to publish a sustainability report of our efforts annually and constantly work on developing our strategy.  

 

 

References:

Music as Environment: An Ecological and Biosemiotic Approach

Mark Reybrouck,

Music as Environment

25.11.2020

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