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The Sounds of Science

Wednesday 30 March

Launching at the Science Festival, this extraordinary project reveals the awe-inspiring narrative of how humans have changed the world over the last 10,000 years through a timeline of science and engineering played live using nothing more than sound. Developed in collaboration with composer Jill Jarman and world history author Christopher Lloyd, the Sounds of Science is an audio narrative that details nearly 100 scientific discoveries made over the last 10,000 years. Christopher will begin the evening with a talk about some of the key moments featured in the Sounds of Science using a giant timeline of more than 1,000 inventions and a multi-coloured coat of many pockets filled with everyday objects, each one linked to a momentous scientific discovery. Following the talk, which includes a taster of science sounds, celebrated percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform the world premiere of a groundbreaking 21-minute soundscape written by Jill, and a short discussion about the project will follow.

Join us for a fun and interactive journey through key moments of scientific history from the first stone tools through to discovery of Newton's laws of motion and gravity, the nuclear age and beyond... 

With generous support from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Image: Philipp Rathmer

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