Gateshead Jazz 2020
Sarah Nicolls - 12 Years
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 Hayley J Fowler invite audiences to share thoughts about 12 Years and climate change after the show, specifically to talk about what we can all do.
“What she does should be happening every week of the year” The Guardian
If you’re aged between 16 to 25 you can get tickets to any Gateshead Jazz gig for just £5.
Simply select the 16-25 ticket option when you choose your seat.
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Sage One, Sage Two and NRFH only. Subject to availability.