Daily Archives: July 28, 2016


UPF Endorses Atmospheric Scientist and Climatologist: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe photographed at the National Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock, Texas on April 16, 2014. Photo Credit: Ashley Rodgers—Texas Tech University

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe photographed at the National Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock, Texas on April 16, 2014.
Photo Credit: Ashley Rodgers—Texas Tech University

United Progressive Fraternity, in line with our mission of raising awareness of climate change and humanitarian concerns through music, endorses Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center, for her important research work which focuses on developing and applying climate projections to evaluate future impacts on human society and the natural environment. Learn more about Katharine Hayhoe here: http://billmoyers.com/guest/katharine-hayhoe/

Dr. Hayhoe, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, has stated that she is “honored to receive our endorsement and is very encouraged to hear what UPF is doing to promote climate change awareness.”
Official website: http://katharinehayhoe.com/


Welcome Christophe Lebled

Welcome Christophe Lebled! Chris has joined the United Progressive Fraternity – UPF, by adding his arrangement for the opening theme (CD1 track 1 LOSS-HOPE) which is part of the Planetary Overload double set. Chris has added some nice keyboards to the song “What Happens Now”. He has also created the theme/overture called “Loss and Hope”.

Christophe Lebled

Christophe Lebled

Christophe Lebled (A great composer)

Chris has in turn worked with Jon Anderson a number of times over the years, more recently providing instrumentals for Jon Anderson’s prized concept album Survival & Other Stories.

Chris plays a big tribute to Vangelis while keeping within the same melody and intricate harmony structures of Vangelis compositions, the sound and atmosphere is uniquely his own, which makes a masterful re-creation to compliment the graceful soundscape of composer Vangelis. Christophe Lebled not only re-creates the sound of Vangelis, but rivals the composer in effect with some areas on this fine tribute release. You can listen to some of his wonderful work here: https://soundcloud.com/christophelebled