Markson Pianos Concert Series

St Mary Magdalene Parish Church

Munster Square, London NW1 3PT

Tickets on the door £6/£4

This is a live interactive performance project created by Lola Perrin because she wanted to stimulate more conversations about the positive opportunities presented by climate change. The concert features a new eight part piano suite (2016), guest speaker Rachel McCarthy, and a conversation with the audience.

LOLA PERRIN: Composer, pianist, collaborator, Composer in Residence at Markson Pianos, has published eight piano suites and has two CDs on general release. Collaborates in performance with various artists including Hanif Kureishi, Sue Hubbard, Mihir Bose. Has been interviewed by Quentin Cooper, and about her climate change compositions on BBC’s The Paul Hudson Weather Show. Nada Kolundžija currently recording her music with Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Louis Andriessen. Performs as a solo artist, in collaboration with filmmakers, authors, artists and other pianists. She is also building a repertoire for multiple pianos that is currently being performed by various artists internationally. Recent performances include at Kennedy Centre Washington DC and Institute de Serbie, Paris.

RACHEL McCARTHY (b.1984) is an award-winning poet, climate scientist, essayist and broadcaster. As former senior climate scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre she specialised in the impacts of climate change, disaster risk reduction and science communication. Her first poetry book, 'Element' (2015), which takes its impetus from the periodic table, was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as a winner of her Inaugural Laureate's Choice Award. Her one-woman multimedia show 'Alphabet of Our Universe', a socio-historical ride through how the chemical elements have shaped human history and our everyday lives, was chosen by The Guardian as one to watch in 2016, and is currently on tour in the UK and France.