Composer Deirdre Gribbin
and scientist Dr Sarah Teichmann's
yearlong collaboration at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge resulted in the creation of a string quartet Hearing Your Genes Evolve
. Together they demystify the scientific principles behind genetics. Gribbin has created a number of musical dialogues between the four instruments in a string quartet, representing variations in how the genetic code transforms and modifies as the components change. This unique interplay creates a new form of dialogue between music, science and audience, illuminating an understanding of the ever-changing nature of what makes us who we are.
This is the first concert in the Night Music Chamber series presented by Moving on Music and Belfast Music Society, in partnership with the NI Science Festival.