Sara Lowes: Composer in Residence at the National Graphene Institute
|Starts:||13:10 25 Jun 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 25 Jun 2015|
|What is it:||Music concert|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|How much:||Free - first come, first served|
|Who is it for:||General public|
In September last year, musician Sara Lowes was appointed ‘composer in residence’ at the National Graphene Institute (The University of Manchester). Her brief – to create a new piece of music that explores the relationship between science and music.
After nine months of research, writing, experimentation and creativity, Sara’s residency culminates to coincide with Graphene Week 2015 at the end of June.
Here, Sara will share and perform her full composition for the first time at the University followed by excerpt performances at MOSI in Manchester.
The composition Sara has created has six movements and includes an ensemble of 11 musicians when performed complete. Each movement reflects in some way Sara’s time at the National Graphene Institute, and explores the commonalities between the two creative processes: composition and scientific discovery. Mixing different musical styles and nuances, the piece also pays tribute to the pioneering female composers and scientists of the past.
“Scientist or musician? Our working processes are remarkably similar. You have to be absolutely open to experimentation in your work, you can try something out. It might not work, or it might throw you into some unexpected place full of wonderful possibilities.”
A commission by Brighter Sound at the National Graphene Institute (The University of Manchester).
Price: Free - first come, first served
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Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama