Turing Machine Opera
|Starts:||18:15 22 Jul 2013|
|Ends:||20:00 22 Jul 2013|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|How much:||£10 for iCHSTM attendees|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
The mathematician Alan Turing spent his final six years at the University of Manchester. Turing won little fame in his own lifetime, but is now seen to have made history in many ways across his extraordinary career. Turing conceptualised the universal machine which underpins the computer revolution, led the assault on the U-boat Enigma cipher during the Second World War, and made influential early explorations of the idea that machines might think. Turing was also ostracized for his sexual orientation, and his suicide remains one of the many mysteries of his life.
This event represents a unique opportunity to learn more about Alan Turing’s life and career through outstanding performances uniting art, music, videos and media. Helsinki’s Ooppera Skaala brings Turing to the stage with a multimedia opera weaving together soaring, emotionally charged vocal lines with atmospheric ambient soundscapes and sampled electronic rhythms. The intimate and intense opera for two singers and one dancer is set off by stunning 3D graphics.
The opera is performed in English.
* Based on the play Turing (2000) by Miko Jaakkola
* Libretto: Taina Seitovirta
* Composers: Eeppi Ursin and Visa Oscar
* Director: Janne Lehmusvuo
Price: £10 for iCHSTM attendees
Travel and Contact Information
Mabel Tylecote Building, Manchester Metropolitan University