Humanity and Nature – English

There you are.
It seems you’ve found a spot
between the archer and the capricorn.
Second to the right and straight till morning.
A bright new star is born.
Orion and Ophelia dance.
The tears of Aurora turn to morning dew.
A new day is born,
where green paths are widened, natural areas are connected, and sustainable habitats for flora and fauna are created. Countless hands, young and old, unite to make a silent gesture to our Earth.

The initiative “Plan Boom” led by the Nature and Environment Federations and Landscapes, unleashes a movement reaching every corner of the country.
Planting a tree is a powerful gesture, an act of connection with nature, bringing tangible changes to our physical environment.
Trees act as the lungs of our planet; they represent a hopeful solution.
By collaborating with municipalities, businesses, and citizens, this initiative creates a positive impact on the environment and enhances the quality of our natural surroundings.
As part of a larger whole, this project seamlessly aligns with ongoing initiatives such as Trees for All and More Trees Now, where every planted tree is a step towards a shared future.

May the sounds reach into the deepest fibers of the earth and leave a musical legacy for generations to come.
Welcome to ‘Humanity and Nature,’ a harmonious interplay of sounds and awareness, interwoven with the essence of our nature.


Introduction Detlef van Vuuren

Detlef van Vuuren is a visionary scientist focusing on global sustainability issues. As a professor at Utrecht University and senior researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, he unveils possible futures of climate and environmental changes through his models. His work provides policymakers with crucial insights. But Van Vuuren goes further: he unites institutions and disciplines to collectively find solutions. In a time of uncertainty, he is a guiding figure, leading us towards a more sustainable future.
Tonight, he takes us on a journey into an examination of our ecological footprint.

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They say the circle is a human invention.
That nothing in nature is perfectly round.
That it may seem so, but then it’s the human who rounds it in their mind.
Correcting the flaws and imperfections.
We apparently look with a loving gaze.

Here, amidst this musical odyssey, we call upon you to listen to the symphony of our planet, a call for reflection on the delicate balance between humans and nature.
In the melodies performed by the New European Ensemble, reflects the fragile balance between humans and nature, where every movement of the human hand further reveals the vulnerability of both.
Listen to the tones that resonate with the loneliness of the Mexican desert, an echo of John Luther Adams confronting us with the earth’s silence, carried by the wind.
Feel the salty breeze in Kate Moore’s compositions, capturing the rising waves of sea-level rise, like a harmony of the changing climate.

Today, we come together, not only as spectators of music but as witnesses of our connection to the earth.
Humanity doesn’t just “consume” but leaves a legacy, a musical testimony of our impact on Mother Earth. We stand at the intersection of beauty and responsibility.

This is a story of resilience, where trees act as shields protecting vulnerable areas. They are the guardians of the land, the sentinels of the coastline, against the storm of change. Here, nature becomes a partner in adapting to the rhythm of the climatic symphony.

In the words of the upcoming composition, not a soul blows, not even the wind, through the vastness of space. It is a musical landscape where notes dance like dust particles in the scorching heat of loneliness. The instruments whisper in distant echoes, each sound a memory unfolding in layers, like the endless sand dunes that characterize the desert.

The music resonates as an echo in the void, where not only the presence of others is erased but even one’s own presence disappears. It is a journey to the essence of loneliness, where silence itself becomes an instrument, and the wind, even in its absence, represents a powerful presence.

In this composition, the desert breathes its own symphony, a melody of solitude and abandonment, where time passes like sand grains carried by the invisible wind. There is no one, yet the music weaves an enchanting tapestry of absence, steeped in the silence of the eternal horizon.

There, in the silence of nothingness, the soul finds its rest.

“There is no one, not even the wind” echoes like a mantra,
carried by the soul, like a prayer without answer or counter.
In silence, music finds its own symphony, an ode to the invisible, a celebration of harmony.

Reflecting on the relationship between humans and nature, between silence and sound. It is an ode to the elusive power of the wind, which can be both a whisper and a shout. It is an ode to the timeless dialogue between humans and the cosmos. Like an echo of an encounter with the deepest essence of nature, where even the wind doesn’t remain silent but speaks as an eternal storyteller.



Days and Nature takes us on an enchanting journey, where music paints a lush landscape of an emerging tree, from seedling to maturity, amidst the canopy. The music subtly explores the boundary between wilderness and industrialized progress, with the delicate balance of nature acting as a finely tuned machine.

In the fabric of this musical journey unfolds the story of the natural world, a living ecosystem that operates like a well-oiled machine, each plant and animal playing a crucial role in its preservation. The machine itself becomes a metaphor for the vulnerability of nature, a fragile balance on the brink of destruction. As we immerse ourselves in nature, we become aware of the machinery surrounding it, a fragile symphony balancing between harmony and destruction.

The sounds of machines, mundane and often unnoticed in our urban environment, sharply emerge when we retreat into the wilderness. Even deep in the forest, where the world seems to consist of nothing but natural sounds, the echo of a distant car, the hiss of a plane, or the buzz of an electric saw assert themselves as an inevitable part of our modern soundscape. The contrast between the serene forest and the sound of approaching machines reminds us of the constant presence of industrialization, even in the most remote corners of nature.

In moments of stillness, as we sink deep into nature and listen to the rustling of leaves and the distant whispers of wild creatures, we are abruptly reminded of the ongoing melody of human activity. A car in the distance, a plane high above us, they traverse the tranquility like an impolite alarm clock.

Days and Nature invites us to reflect on the poetry of nature, its vulnerability, and the harmony we often overlook in our daily lives. It is a melody of contrasts, where the beauty of nature and the machine converge in an intoxicating symphony.

Rhythms sound like footsteps of the day, a pulsating heartbeat of life itself.



In the stillness between the sounds, let us reflect on the poetry of nature, its vulnerability, and the importance of harmony. For in this interplay between humans and nature, we find not only our own reflections but also the call to restore the harmony we risk losing.

Let the melodies guide us as we dance together to the rhythm of change and hope, in this symphonic tale of connection and responsibility.

The universe is an endless spectacle where some believe it unfolds, slows down, and eventually contracts again, repeating everything in reverse order.
As if we were only a few million years away from witnessing a reverse procession, where a lifeless body is solemnly placed back in its bed.
A sudden inhalation, a flash of life, a glance.
Just a few million years before it rises again and stands before you,
breathing and alive.
In and out.
In and out.