Join us for the world premiere of a theatrical piece by Markson Pianos Composer-in-Residence Lola Perrin. The performance features Lola on piano, joined by acclaimed South African singer Estelle Kokot. Also featured is commentator Fergal Byrne who will interview Farhana Yamin (Associate Fellow, Chatham House) about issues related to our timeline for decarbonisation. Described as a ‘music art climate suite’, the audience is invited to contribute words to an installation especially created for the concert by visual artists Nazarin Montag & Eleonore Pironneau. Watch promo film here
“We have only three or four years to implement a critical plan that will decarbonise our economy by 2050. How many of us know that? I feel like there’s a clock following me around, a big invisible clock. The music, my tenth suite, is a slight departure for me; at times I’m channelling a mixture of John Cage and Frank Zappa.” (Lola Perrin)
Composed during the recent global heatwave, the suite contemplates issues around the scarcity of public information on the short timeline we have in which to take the necessary steps to keep the temperature rise to a safer level. The libretto, both sung and spoken, is adapted from words and thoughts the composer collected from climate change experts George Adamson, Laurie Barlow, Graham Bell, Chris Brierley, Tim Crosland, Kris de Meyer, Aubrey Meyer, Kate Raworth & Alex Steffen. The composer shares her policy on acting locally, nationally and internationally on climate change..
£8 (£4 concessions) Pay on the door - includes a glass of wine.