10,000 years of invention in 21 amazing minutes of music
2016 is Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, and Edinburgh International Science Festival has a very special event planned, celebrating 10,000 years of human invention.
The Sounds of Science (Wednesday 30 March) is a groundbreaking new piece of music composed by Jill Jarman and performed by celebrated percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie. The piece takes the audience on a 21-minute journey through 10,000 years of science, engineering and innovation, inspired by the work of world history author Christopher Lloyd.
Lloyd himself will precede the musical performance with a fun and interactive talk on his Science and Engineering timeline which includes 1000 inventions which have shaped our world over the last 10 millennia. He'll also show how some of those inventions are represented in Jarman's soundscape, with assistance from the composer.
The second half of the event will open with Glennie's world première performance of Sounds of Science, telling the story of all this creativity through music alone.
After the performance, Lloyd, Jarman and Glennie will return to the stage for an audience Question and Answer session and to talk further about the Sounds of Science project and their ambitions for its use in the future.
The Sounds of Science takes place at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall, 7pm, Wednesday 30 March. Further information and booking.