Stephen Kennedy Murphy’s modern adaptation of Franz Schubert’s The Millers Daughter is a one-hour series of video vignettes that reimagine the classic musical story through the lens of global warming and climate disasters. The story follows a steel worker's pursuit of his boss' "green-movement" daughter against the backdrop of the mill towns of Pennsylvania.
The Steel Miller's Daughter features lyrics and vocals by Mr. Murphy, with Natalie Tyson-Multhaup in the title role. An introduction will be given by Willi Semmler, Director of the SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change, and Stefania de Kenessey, a former TNS faculty member and renowned composer.
Following the performance, Stefania de Kenessey lead a discussion with an interdisciplinary panel of artists and academics including Willi Semmler, Marie-Claire Giraud, Dimitri Nikulin, and Natalie Tyson-Multhaup.
View the performance and panel discussion here.
SCEPA would like to thank the Thyssen Foundation for its continued financial support of the Economics of Climate Change project.