Antarctica: Life Emerging

Join Paul Nicklen, Yo-Yo Ma, Marcus Goddard, and Katie Couric for a musical journey through the icy landscape of Antarctica.

World premiere of Antarctica: Life Emerging

This 13-minute work created by award-winning composer Marcus Goddard and SeaLegacy features cinematography by world-renowned photographer Paul Nicklen and a solo by celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma along with musical contributions from forty artists from eighteen orchestras from around the world. The piece was co-commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble with assistance from the BC Arts Council and by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Paul Nicklen

The premiere was followed by a conversation between Paul Nicklen, Yo-Yo Ma, Marcus Goddard, and Katie Couric. 

Learn more about the creative vision and collaboration behind the project, how the team produced the piece remotely during the pandemic, and the ongoing campaign to protect Antarctica.

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This campaign celebrates and brings awareness to ongoing international efforts to secure three new marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

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