Colours of Life and
Fiction (marimba and viola) Richard
Arecibo (marimba) Alexis Kirke
Queen Canute (clarinet and electronics) Núria Bonet
While Abbott explored the relationship between colours and sounds to write Colours of Life and Fiction inspired by the River Dart in Devon, Kirke composed Arecibo with DNA information sent from Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to a distant star constellation in search for extra-terrestrial life. Bonet’s Queen Canute explores the musical structures that can be found in animal behaviour in a duet for clarinet and seagulls.
“By decoding the Arecibo message and then recording it as music, I hope to open it up to a whole new audience to help them appreciate what those scientists were trying to achieve. I guess there is also the chance that, some day, it too could be used to try and communicate with extra-terrestrial life to show them the marvels of life on Earth.”
To find out more about Dr Alexis Kirke's musical composition read our latest press release.
Date: Sunday 4 March
Venue: The House, University of Plymouth
Free admission, booking advised