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12 Years: Inside-Out Climate Music


12 Years: Inside-Out Climate Music

A performance by Sarah Nicolls.

Public event

  • Saturday 21 March 2020; from 17:00
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Tickets £5 to £10.80

Sarah Nicolls is an acclaimed pianist and composer. Her new Inside-Out Piano project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 IPCC Special Report. The report said that 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. They challenge each other to either worry less or do more.

We hear from environmental experts and survivors escaping from a wildfire. We hear the sound of a glacier melting. The performance includes eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg. It concludes with the sound of hope emerging.

Sarah Nicolls

Join us after the show

Join Sarah and Prof Hayley J Fowler after the show. Share your thoughts about 12 Years and climate change. Let’s talk about what we can all do.