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» How California Musicians Are Responding to Climate Change After witnessing first-hand the destruction of a desert wildfire that killed more than one million of the Mojave’s totemic Joshua Trees, Thor Steingraber, an artistic director at CSU Northridge, was moved to commission music that would alert people to the harms these trees face in California’s drying climate. Steingraber enlisted three composers to create a three-part concert, with each chapter dedicated to the Golden State’s big three tree species—Joshua trees, ancient redwoods and giant sequoias.

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