Contributor

Nathan Currier

composer

Nathan Currier has won such awards as the Rome Prize, Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts & Letters’ Academy Award, National Endowment for the Arts, International Sackler Prize, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fulbright, Fromm Foundation, Charles Ives Prize, and International Barlow Prize, as a composer, and has also been deeply involved in fighting climate change. Currier served as senior climate advisor and methane specialist for Public Policy Virginia, was part of Al Gore's Climate Project from its early days, has published scientific work at MIT Press with Paul Lowman (the first geologist hired by NASA, founder of comparative planetology), and initiated a methane-focused climate group, 1250 (www.1250now.org). Currier's interests in music and the Earth System converge notably in his oratorio Gaian Variations: termed "pseudoscientific" by New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn after its premiere, the work went on to spend a full year on display in one of the world's most prestigious museums of science, the London Science Museum (see www.gaianvariations.com).