Bach is often praised by scientists for the intricate structures and symmetries in his music. He wrote more than 200 cantatas, a collection of vocal works which explore questions of faith, time and eternity. Taking inspiration from Douglas Adams’ quote that ‘Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe’, this unusual series from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Institute of Physics at Kings Place swaps metaphysics for physics to celebrate extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with some of Britain’s brightest scientists.
The next event (Sunday 18th February) features one of Bach’s most spine-tingling cantatas. Mixing joyful arias with funeral sounds, it’s a rollercoaster journey through life and death. The OAE are joined by Professor Kishan Dholakia. A world expert in the physics of light, he’s fascinated by how photonic imaging can unravel the mysteries of the brain.
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