Sarah Nicolls piano
Maja Bugge cello
Helen Wilson and Tone Reiertsen scientific advisors
Cellist Maja Bugge and Sarah Nicolls, performing on her unique inside-out piano, issue a digital yet immersive wake-up call on the urgency of the climate crisis. Ballad of a changing world combines emotionally-charged music with learning about kittiwakes – birds which are on the move due to climate change – and Maja and Sarah’s attempts to make a show in lockdown. This is a show about adaptation. We learn through conversations with scientists in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK and Tromso, Norway and by viewing the birds, the music and the sometimes hilarious attempts to live-by-Zoom.
This piece began its life at Snape Maltings Residencies and receives its UK premiere at Cheltenham, as a co-commission with Arctic Arts Festival in Norway.
This event will be available to watch online after the film’s premiere until 14 July.
Ticket holders are invited to a live audience Q&A on Zoom hosted by Sarah, Maja and the scientists Helen Wilson and Tone Reiertsen, immediately following the performance. More information will be sent to ticket buyers by email.
Zoom is home to a host of digital workshops and events at this year’s Science Festival.
Spaces are limited so please make sure you purchase a ticket to attend.
Details of how to access the zoom workshops and events will be sent to you by email prior to the event.
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