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Our House is on Fire : for cymbals, toy piano and bass tones

by Cat Hope (2019)

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2019

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.

First performance: by Clocked Out, Cat Hope — 2 Aug 19. Griffith Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia

DOI: 10.26180/5d78fee2c9ea8

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.


Our House Is On Fire


Performances of this work

5 Aug 19: Laugavin, the Piano Mill, Wilson's Downfall, NSW.. Featuring Clocked Out, Cat Hope.

2 Aug 19: Griffith Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia. Featuring Clocked Out, Cat Hope.

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