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.

Select the image above to watch the trailer for this event.

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. Tickets to this event will go off sale 2 hours prior to the event start.

Kindly supported by Keith Norton and Louise Hewett.


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