12 Years: Sarah Nicolls
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Online | 13+
This will be an online, watch-from-home event. If you have bought a ticket you will be sent a link to watch a recording of the gig and discussion online before the event starts.
A musical story about the IPCCs 12 Year deadline to the world
Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls’ new Inside-Out Piano project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 IPCC Special Report saying we had just 12 years to radically change our behaviour to save the planet. Starting on the second anniversary of the report, 8 October, Sarah launches 12 nights of online performances.
With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in an absorbing performance. Piano melodies and textures interweave with phone calls between three fictional characters challenging each other to either worry less or do more. We hear from environmental experts, survivors escaping from a wildfire and a glacier melting, eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg and finally the sound of hope emerging. There is humour and humanity as well as time for reflection.
Sarah invites audiences at home to join an exclusive online discussion about 12 Years and climate change on Sun 25 Oct , specifically to talk about what we can all do. The online show will be followed by a post show Zoom with Sarah, Exeter Phoenix’s director Patrick Cunningham and Prof. Richard Betts MBE, Head of Climate Impacts Research at the Met Office Hadley Centre and Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter, Met Office.
“What she does should be happening every week of the year”
Produced by Sound UK.
Sarah Nicolls is funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundations The Open Fund
Bookers will receive a programme alongside the link for both the film and the post-show discussion.