Music from the genome

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Wellcome Trust

This is an evening of music and discussion on the interaction between science and the arts and includes the London premiere of Allele, by Michael Zev Gordon, with poetry by Ruth Padel.

Professor Marcus du Sautoy will discuss how science feeds the arts. Dr Andrew Morley, director of the Music from the Genome experiment, will then discuss the links between genetic data, musical forms and the language of poetry with Michael Zev Gordon, winner of the 2008 British Composer of the Year award (choral section) and Ruth Padel, author of Darwin - A Life in Poems.
This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest in music, poetry and science is welcome to attend.

Registration Details:
RSM Member: £10
Public: £12

7.00 pm


7.25 pm

Introduction and welcome
Dr David Misselbrook, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

7.30 pm

How science feeds the arts
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

7.50 pm

How genes make us what we are
Dr Andrew Morley, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Thomas Hospital

8.10 pm

Question and answer session

8.30 pm

"Spem in Alium" by Thomas Tallis
New London Chamber Choir

8.45 pm


9.15 pm

Music from the Genome - the project and our roles. Discussion of the challenges and opportunities involved in working together
Michael Zev Gordon, Ruth Padel and Andrew Morley

9.45 pm

"Allele" by Michael Zev Gordon
New London Chamber Choir

10.05 pm


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