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The Science of Music

Thursday 7th June
19:30 - 21:30

Doors Open: 19:00
Venue: Church of St. Andrew & St. Cuthman
Adult Ticket: £10.00
Under 18s Ticket: £6.00
Following on from the success of his ‘Anatomy of Singing’ lecture at the last Festival, Malcolm will once again be crashing together modern science and the performing arts in this concert-lecture analysing the science of music. He will be combining cutting edge imaging and sound recording technology with live musical performance to explore the scientific principles behind the music we choose to listen to (and perhaps opening ears up to some unexplored genres). The talk is aimed at anyone with an interest in music and/or science and will tackle subjects as broad as the biology of human hearing, the physics of sound and harmony, the neurology and psychology of musical appreciation and why Malcolm considers Beethoven to have been the first heavy metal musician? Malcolm will be joined by the Steyning Festival Chamber Choir and the Pavilion String Quartet from Brighton to perform a selection of pieces designed to illustrate different aspects of the talk.

Malcolm Johnston is a consultant radiologist in Brighton and a lecturer at Sussex University with a special interest in the public understanding of science. He is also a violinist and singer, and was conductor of the Hampstead Symphonia and Chorus for six years before moving to Sussex.

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Round the North side of the church

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