REVIEW OF THE YEAR!
We were lucky to make the most diverse, extraordinary and unexpected connections in the UK this year. Play the video for a whistle stop tour (4 mins), use the buttons below to explore the resulting explosion of online creativity and click here to meet the electric voice theatre team who made it all possible
We have spent 2020 promoting the composers and scientists on our Minerva Scientifica Website through online Birthday Celebrations; creating our Podcast Series “Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations” ; running projects in UK regions – eg: “Echoes from Essex” for Chelmsford Civic Theatres & “Echoes from Northamptonshire” for Brixworth Music Festival.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, electric voice theatre have continued to produce music by women composers. We are committed to promoting their work as well as that of the women scientists their music portrays and are delighted that our efforts were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Essex 2020 funding through Chelmsford City and Essex County Councils, The British Society for the History of Science and 2 of our composers – Frances M Lynch and Cheryl Frances-Hoad were supported by the PRS Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators.
We have worked with an extraordinary team of people – including our own evt members and 150 people around the UK.
- Frances M Lynch – Soprano, Composer, Researcher, Writer, Artistic Director
- Herbie Clarke – Sound Design, Technical Director
- Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian
- Catherine Booth – Science Historian
- Lauren Lister – BSL Interpreter
- Alice Privett – Soprano
- Peyee Chen – Soprano
- Margaret Cameron – Mezzo
- Jenny Miller – Mezzo
- Simone Ibbett-Brown – Mezzo
- David Sheppard – Countertenor
- Julian Stocker – Tenor
- Gwion Thomas – Baritone
- Jack Cornell – Artist
- Angharad Thomas – Minerva Scientifica Website Manager
Created by electric voice theatre, Echoes is a Minerva Scientifica project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.