I’d like to kick this newsletter off with a quote. A quote from a video game character in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a historically accurate game set in medieval Bohemia, a real work of art.
The somewhat Stoic quote goes along these lines: “Life is one long series of problems to solve. The more you solve, the better a person you become.”
I love this quote, because this is how I find meaning in what I do. Whether that’s making sure classical music has an appropriate digital home when I headed up product at IDAGIO
(who were recently called one of 2019’s best inventions
), helping music companies with digital strategy, or getting out into the streets for demonstrations.
For this week’s edition I wrote about music and sustainability, which is also a direction I intend to explore more through this newsletter. As Chiara Badiali
of Julie’s Bicycle
pointed out in an interview
at ADE Green
(Amsterdam Dance Event conference’s sustainability track), climate change is not just a scientific problem, but also a cultural problem. Working in the cultural sector, we can have an inspiring impact and cause a ripple effect.
As I’ll be covering, transition to a climate neutral or climate positive business, requires a lot of innovation. Both digitally, as well as “in real life”.
This Friday (29 Nov) is the next large global climate protest. They’re occurring in most large cities around the world. Consider taking the afternoon off and joining. Do it in a way you’re comfortable with. You can just go there and stand there. Look around. Via the link you can find out more about climate protests near you
or just Google climate strike + your city name.
If anyone’s planning to join the Berlin one, drop me a line. We can make a WhatsApp group and get some of the music scene together.