Coral Guardians combine music and science to raise awareness about the world’s coral reefs and what is needed to safeguard them for future generations.
We work in collaboration with scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and communications experts at Albaeco.
Coral reefs are the Rainforests of the sea, covering less than a tenth of a percent of the oceans, it is home to about 25% of all marine species. Worldwide, more than 500 million people depend on coral reefs for food, income and coastal protection. Coral Reefs are also a treasure of potential medicines yet to be discovered and a model for how to build our cities as they recycle everything.
Sadly, we have already lost half of the Coral Reefs and with 2 degrees rise in temperature we risk losing 99%.
For most people including myself, it is abstract and hard to comprehend why a couple of degrees can be so destructive.
It wasn ́t until I learned that the oceans absorb 90% of our excess heat causing the water to be too warm for corals to survive. Surely there have been many variations of temperature in the history of our planet,
but now they are happening too fast for the corals to adapt.
Coral reefs have been around for hundreds of millions of years and we risk destroying them in a human lifetime.
In order to preserve this World Heritage and Natural Wonder for future generations,
we must hold our leaders and elected officials accountable and responsible to navigate towards a more sustainable future. If we do not stop the destruction of the Natural World, nothing else matters.
We are grateful and honored to announce a collaboration with Scandinavia´s leading Music publisher GEHRMANS that will highlight the Coral Guardians endeavor throughout 2018 in conjunction with their 125th Jubilee.
As a composer I am also delighted to announce that I have signed
a contract with GEHRMANS for printing the Score and orchestral parts to Kumulipo Reflections #CoralSymphony.
The World Premiere of Anders Paulsson´s Symphonic Tone Poem CORAL SYMPHONY Kumulipo Reflections with Hawai´i Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy award winning JoAnn Falletta and Kahu Aaron Mahi as Chant soloist in their Masterworks Series in Honolulu on April 1st & 2nd 2017 was a great success that received standing ovations at both performances.