Sarah Nicolls + Emma Smith & Phil Hague
7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Barn, St John’s College, OX1 3JP
PWYD (Pay What You Decide)
OCM presents a special cluster of events within audiograft’s 10th festival that celebrate some of the artists who have been on their Boom scheme over the last 5 years. You can watch them perform, meet them (and other audiograft artists), and join in discussion sessions with them, all in the hidden secret that is the Barn in St John’s College, right in Oxford’s city centre.
SARAH NICOLLS - 12 YEARS
This is my personal emergency response to the IPCC Special Report, 2018, where we were told that we had 12 years to radically change our behaviour to save the planet. Piano melodies and textures interweave with phone calls between three fictional characters challenging each other to either worry less or do more. We hear environmental experts, survivors escaping from a wildfire and a glacier melting, eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg and finally the sound of hope emerging.
EMMA SMITH AND PHIL HAGUE - DEATH OF A LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE
Passive resignation is more bleak than the potential reality of climate collapse. Around the world more and more projects are pushing back against the paralysing effect of environmental devastation. In this performance percussionist Phil Hague and bass player Emma Smith merge sound, image, interviews and film of Scotland's Flow Country to consider whether the death of our life support machine is inevitable.