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The music of climate change resonates as an enduring song. Nora York's Water Water Everywhere / Nay Any Drop to Drink sets climate change to music.
Springing from Handel's Water Music Suite, York's supplemental compositions intone: "it rained for a thousand years so long ago..." Her "multi-media song cycle" asks audiences to think about water in the present day. While the biblical story is not explicitly referenced, her attention to climate issues like ice cap melting and increased flooding catapult Handel's 1700 composition for performance along the River Thames into an entirely new setting: a world of water shortage and global flooding.