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Science Gallery - Frequencie

  • Science Gallery - Frequencies Riverside Stage SE1 9TG (map)


Two performances only at 6pm on the Riverside Stage.

27th September and 5th October.

Science Gallery images are all by Richard Eaton

How do the rhythms in our lives sound? Find out by tuning into Frequencies – experimental sound performances brought to you by Science Gallery at King’s College London. The performances have been created by a cellist, a collective of saw playing musicians, a beat boxer, a media artist and a group of young people from the local area, collaborating with science students and researchers from King's College London and Guy’s Hospital. Together, they have explored the cells in our blood stream, fertilisation, birth and how pollution affects our breathing, to create unique performance pieces based on sounds inspired by these lifecycles.


Riverside Stage – 27th September, 6 - 6.30pm

Sawchestra are a collective of musicians, performers and artists with a shared passion for the musical saw. They create unusual performances using musical saws, toys and found instruments with a strong element of audience participation. Sawchestra have created their performance in collaboration with Leo Creffield, a student midwife from King’s College London, and the sound engineer Marc Langsman. Together they have explored patterns in fertilisation and hospital births and created a range of textured sounds.


Riverside Stage - Sunday 5th October, 6 – 6.30pm

Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer described by The New Yorker as "working at the forefront of the new music scene". As well as premiering works by renowned composers, he also collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs. Peter created his performance in collaboration with Dr Majid Kazami, a cancer specialist and clinical director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. Together they have explored the algorhythms contained in our blood cells, with Peter creating an interpretation of this for cello.

About Science Gallery:

Based on the highly successful Science Gallery Dublin set up by Trinity College Dublin, Science Gallery London will generate and host dynamic exhibitions, events, performances and festivals. Bringing science, technology and health into dialogue with the arts and design to inspire new thinking and drive innovation. It will provide a ‘public front door’ to the world of live scientific and biomedical research, and a testing zone for new ideas and technologies stimulating and exciting visitors into seeing science and health through the lens of culture. It will be free to visit with a particular focus on 15-25 year olds. Science Gallery London is part of King's College London and is being built on the Guy's Hospital campus opposite the Shard in London Bridge. The building is due to open in 2016 and until then will be running activity with the goal of igniting creativity where art and science collide.