Pause - Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble - Pause

Wednesday 12th September: 20:00


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Here at GSC we're always looking for events and programmes that combine science and art, as one cannot live without the other and their connection can be stunningly beautiful. We're very proud to welcome some fantastic musical talent, in an evening that's open to everyone, to explore fantastic phenomena about ourselves. You won't want to miss it!

Pause is an evening of live music, debate and discussion exploring the effects of music on body, mind and soul.

What happens in our brains and bodies when we experience music? Can music connect us to a spiritual realm? Why – and how – does music help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us?

Scottish Ensemble is a collective of outstanding musicians championing music for strings. For this one-off event at Glasgow Science Centre, the UK’s leading string orchestra invites you to explore the effects of the mysterious, intangible, precious, and utterly essential entity we call music.

Pause blends live musical performance with provocations, conversation and debate. In between carefully-devised sets of music for strings, guest speakers will join musicians from Scottish Ensemble to share their perspectives on what music does to us, and why.

Curated by SE violinist Daniel Pioro, each set of music will create an absorbing listening experience for mind and body – from the riveting, repetitive patterns of Philip Glass, to the mystical intensity of Hienrich Biber, to the Pulitzer-Prize-winning soundscapes of Caroline Shaw.

Touching on music’s scientific, spiritual and philosophical qualities, Pause will make you stop and think about how and why we listen to music, what it gives to us, and what else we could do with it.

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Please note, under 16s tickets are free


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