Monday, 6 April 2020

Bach, the Universe and Everything on-line: Can Bacterium Compute?

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Bach, the Universe and Everything on-line: Can Bacterium Compute?
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has a regular Sunday morning series, Bach, the Universe and Everything at Kings Place which combines the performance of a Bach cantata with a science lecture, a slightly surprising combination but one that works.

The concert for Sunday 5 April 2020 (Palm Sunday) was cancelled but nothing daunted, the OAE and Professor Susan Stepney from the University of York have gone on-line to present the concert, with each member of the OAE recording their part separately and the results then being mixed together. Stepney's talk looks at how harnessing the power of bacteria might lead to exciting new developments in the future of computing, alongside Bach's Cantata BWV 172 'Erschallet, ihr Lieder', with soloists Zoe Brookshaw, Sinead O'Kelly, Laurence Kilsby and Dominic Sedgwick, directed by Steven Devine, and there is also music by Buxtehude and Lassus.

You can see the event at the OAE's YouTube channel, and also download a programme (PDF).

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