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Memento – Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra


Music, Spoken Word / Friday, 12 January 2018 - 7:30pm / Kings Place Hall One

Schubert String Quintet in C, D.956
Martin Suckling String Quintet Emily's Electrical Absence
New poetry by Frances Leviston

Stuart Parkin speaker  
Frances Leviston poet
Martin Suckling composer 

Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

New technologies are poised to revolutionise computer memory, unlocking huge potential benefits for global society. This special interdisciplinary event explores our relationship with memory, with reflections from experimental physicist Stuart Parkin; and a performance of newly commissioned poetry and music by Frances Leviston and Martin Suckling.

The starting point for Suckling’s new piece is one of the greatest works of chamber music ever penned, Schubert’s String Quintet – a masterpiece which itself carries the ‘memory’ of an earlier quintet by Mozart.

Kings Place residents Aurora Orchestra and Poet in the City host what promises to be an illuminating encounter between pioneers in art and science.

In association with PETMEM (Piezoelectronic Transduction Memory Device), a European Commission-funded project (grant agreement No. 688282) which brings together universities, research institutions and companies to explore low-voltage memory technologies.

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image credit: David Brooks