Our House is on Fire : for cymbals, toy piano and bass tones
by Cat Hope (2019)
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Library shelf no. 785.213/HOP 1 [Available for loan]
Our House on Fire was the opening line of a speech by Greta Thunberg, a 16year old Swedish activist, at the World Economic Forum in Geneva in early 2019. The speech is a desperate yet clear plea for action on global warming, and the spoken text in the piece is taken from her speech, which is published in the Guardian newspaper.
Instrumentation: Ruined toy piano, percussion, bass guitar.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Improvisation, graphic score, theatre.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Clocked Out
Commission note: Commissioned by Clocked Out.
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Our House Is On Fire
- Has as subject/About: Environmental themes
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