Doc/Fest: Sounds of the Cosmos

As part of the 2015 Sheffield Doc/Fest, a performance of Sounds of the Cosmos took place at the Crucible Theatre on 9 Jun 2015, in collaboration with creative producer Stewart Campbell (Dept of Music), that involved a live performance of Gustav Holst's Planets Suite by the Sheffield Rep. Orchestra conducted by George Morton, interspersed with short astronomy talks, plus reworked visuals by local design agency Human (courtesy of financial support by STFC).

In addition, a panel discussion "The Making of.." took place within the Doc/Fest Ideas and Science strand (sponsored by Wellcome Trust) involving Stewart Campbell, Vanessa Toulmin, Nick Bax, George Morton and myself (see above).

Immediate feedback (via twitter) to Sounds of the Cosmos included the following:

I had a wonderful time at #soundsofthecosmos last night. I felt like I was in a very educational sci fi film! Eloise Roberts
My mind is blown by #soundsofthecosmos - one of the best things I've seen and heard. Out of this world! Sarah Boswell
Sounds of the Cosmos last night was great - fab music and learnt lots too Off the Shelf
Sounds of the Cosmos tonight ws amazing. Incredible performance by the Sheffield Rep Orchestra and v.interesting talks from Paul Crowther Beth Spark
A magical evening of science, music and wonderment. Congrats Girl Gang Sheffield
Sheffield Rep Orchestra. Courtesy Angelina Warburton

Image courtesy of Angelina Warburton

Sheffield Rep Orchestra. Courtesy Marcia Vera

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Crucible Theatre. Courtesy Doc/Fest

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Sheffield Rep Orchestra. Courtesy Blueberry Talent

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Sheffield Rep Orchestra. Courtesy Nick Bax

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Sheffield Rep Orchestra. Courtesy Chella Quint

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Panel Discussion. Courtesy Doc/Fest

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George Morton and Paul Crowther at Doc/Fest

Image courtesy of George Morton