Eve Klein is putting out a call for donations of memorable household items rescued after devastating bushfires and floods as part of a new art exhibition, Another Future. The composer, mezzo soprano, sound artist and academic is collecting the items for a project –inspired by Elaine Kelly’s book Dwelling in the Age of Climate Changeand Kelly’s ideas about home – which will feature interviews with 12 people who have lost their homes. Objects collected will also become part of a composition to be performed by Ensemble Offspring. Klein brings her own experience of loss to the project, after her home and studio was flooded during a storm and her 1959 Broadwood grand piano Hadrian, imported from London, was damaged beyond repair. She was able to salvage the piano’s pedals and wheels. Klein spoke to Limelightabout her plans for Another Future and how her loss has shaped her own response to the project.
How did the idea for this project evolve?
As a new parent, friends in their 20s and 30s kept asking me...