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Talk for Adults: Learning Science through Music 15 Nov 2018

Drawing on residencies at the California Academy of Sciences (CalAcademy) and the European Space Agency (ESA), this free talk for grown-ups with Nick Roth, explores the function of music as a means of translating and understanding science.

In an engaging audio-visual journey discussing musical collaborations with some of the world's leading scientists, this talk explores phenomena including flow patterns in water, bird flocking mathematics, forest canopy ecology and star formation. It will demonstrate music's potential to interpret the world in a different way to the traditional methods of words, numbers or images.

A lively and interactive experience, you will learn how interfacing with such knowledge as listeners, performers and composers creates new ways of thinking about our world.

Please note that this talk is happening in the Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar

About Nick Roth...

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator.

His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of natural forms on technology and the contemporary interpretation of traditional music.

A fascination with emergent cycle and structure provoked ongoing conversations with scientists and research institutions across the interweaving disciplines of mathematical biology, forest canopy ecology, marine geology and hydrology.

Simultaneously, a curious predisposition and a steadfast refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with an array of international performers, composers, choreographers, directors, visual artists, festivals, poets and ensembles.

Nick is artistic director of Yurodny, a founding member of the Water Project and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music.

His work is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and the Association of Irish Composers (AIC)