A music performance by mountain hydrology team member Arthur Lutz and DJ and producer Mitch de Klein titled “Mountains are the world’s water towers” was recently held on 24 March 2022 at the UUnited music festival at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht. The performance united water science with electronic music in a techno set incorporating sounds of the water cycle. Stunning visuals and video backdrop created by de Klein, showing giant glaciers, vast snowfields, breathtaking views, and swirling rivers added an extra layer of depth to the music. In brief scientific intermezzo’s Lutz spoke about the importance of mountains for water supply and how the water cycle is under pressure. The performance was a great way to raise awareness about the importance of mountains and the water cycle. It was also a lot of fun.
The performance was funded by the Utrecht University public engagement seed fund.
Learn more about Mitch’s music at: https://www.mitchdeklein.com/