Ballad of A Changing World

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 19:00 to 21:00
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Ballad of A Changing World

Sarah Nicolls will be sharing her Inside-Out Piano showing the radical re-shaped piano she invented to allow her to play the 'inside' of the piano as much as the keys. 

Expect orchestral textures and a mesmerizing array of sounds. Come along and have your mind blown!

Cellist Maja Bugge and "Inside-Out" pianist Sarah Nicolls issue a digital yet immersive wake-up call on the urgency of the climate crisis in this 55 minute film made during lockdown.

The film Ballad of a Changing World combines emotionally-charged music with learning about kittiwakes – birds which are on the move due to climate change. Conversations with scientists in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK and Tromso, Norway are interrupted by the sometimes hilarious attempts to make a music show in lockdown. It was commissioned by Cheltenham Music Festival and Arctic Arts in 2021.

The screening will be followed by a Q and A with the artist and Dr Helen Wilson from Durham university.

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.