London, England SE10 8XJ

An annual symposium to explore concepts of time. Inspired by the Festival of Time and Space, musicians and scientists will discuss creative, historical and cultural relationships between the concepts and perceptions of time and space, in science and the arts.

Penelope Gouk, historian of 17th-century science and music, will set the scene of the foundation of the Royal Observatory in the scientific revolution.

Jem Finer musical artist, will talk about Longplayer and Score for a Hole in the Ground. Jem is a founder member of The Pogues and the composer of Longplayer, a piece of music which will play for 1000 years without repeating.

Dominic Murcott of Trinity Laban will explain time granules in music and granular synthesis.
Artist Jane Grant with musician, composer and physicist John Matthias, and composer and sound designer Nick Ryan, will talk about The Fragmented Orchestra, an award-winning sonic installation based on the firing of the human brain's cortical neurons.

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