Music made from plastic at IVA science conference

On 25–27 June the historic Norra Latin building in Stockholm (now a conference centre) will be filled with music made from plastic and water. In attendance will be speakers such as Linda Liukas, Erik Brynjolfsson, Carl-Henric Svanberg and Ibrahim Baylan.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is holding a conference on the role of engineering over the next 100 years.

Linda Liukas is the author and illustrator of the children’s book “Hello Ruby”, a picture book about the unpredictable world of computers. 

For IVA’s conference under the heading Engineering a Better World composer William Benckert has coordinated a varied programme of music with instrumentalists, composers, image designers and videographers for a musical interpretation of the topics being covered. This will include the ballad “What a Wonderful World” played using only plastic sounds on the theme of finding solutions for plastic pollution in the oceans and on land. The piece was created by tearing plastic bags, blowing into plastic bottles and folding plastic packaging.

For three full days the role of science, technology and engineering in meeting global societal challenges will be in focus.

“It’s going to be amazing! Using charm and intelligence, we want to take a new approach to highlight some of the most acute challenges in our society and, importantly, also present possible solutions for them,” says Tula Teeri, President of IVA.

As many as 25 exciting international thinkers and experts in areas of great significance for the future will be in attendance. See the full programme here.

Contact information

Helena Mehra
Communications Manager
Phone +46 8-791 29 39