Ballad of a changing World
Online broadcast | 6pm – 7pm | £8 plus booking fee*
Sarah Nicolls piano
Maja Bugge cello
Helen Wilson and Tone Rejertsen 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 for 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.
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.
Event supported by Hinrichsen Foundation.
Ticket release schedule:
Gold Members – 4 June, 10am
Silver Members – 7 June, 10am
Bronze Members – 8 June, 10am
16-25 Members – 9 June, 10am
Public on sale – 14 June, 10am
Tickets to this event will go off sale 2 hours prior to the event start.
*Booking fee is charged at £2 per order