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12 Years: Sarah Nicolls
Inside-Out Climate Music
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.
With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in a compelling 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.
Sarah and Prof Richard Betts MBE from Met Office invite audiences to share thoughts about 12 Years and climate change after the show, specifically to talk about what we can all do.
Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England. Sarah Nicolls is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund.
‘What she does should be happening every week of the year’
‘This should be prescribed viewing/watching/listening for anyone even remotely concerned with the welfare of our planet.’
CIARAN RYAN, GALWAY JAZZ FESTIVAL