Floods of Fire
Floods of Fire is a call to action for our environment and the impacts of climate change, stemming from flood and fire stories associated with creation, destruction and re-creation.
It’s an artist-led community-building project drawing on the cultural heritage of a wide spectrum of communities living in South Australia.
Floods of Fire celebrates the creativity and stories of the people living in South Australia and finds our collective
voice to confront one of the most significant challenges we all face today: climate change. It marks one of the largest collaborations in South Australia’s history between citizens, artists, scientists, communities and partner organisations.
Since 2021, ASO has worked with a number of partners and community groups through workshops and rehearsals to create music with the ASO. Music from Floods of Fire was performed as part of Festival of Orchestra, and was part of the opening night of the Adelaide Festival in 2023.
Conceived and directed by Airan Berg, Floods of Fire is led by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, presented in collaboration with Adelaide Festival, The University of Adelaide in celebration of their 150th anniversary, and over 100 South Australian partner organisations.
In 2024, Floods of Fire will be presented in three chapters during the closing of the Adelaide Festival.
1 – Our Voices, Our Dreams
2 – Our Citizens’ Orchestra
3 – Our Celebration with Electric Fields & the ASO
Watch the short film to learn more about Floods of Fire and its collaborators.
A film by Randy Larcombe
Airan Berg is an internationally working theatre maker and artistic director, who specialises in large scale participatory and inclusive projects.
He is currently the artistic director of: Festival der Regionen, one of Austria’s most prestigious festivals, Orfeo & Majnun a Creative Europe music theatre project in 7 European Countries, and Floods of Fire, commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.