- Mar 08 2023
Minerva Scientifica PODCAST Episode 22: Misfolding
PODCAST Episode 22: Misfolding
Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations
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The Misfolding Project has commissioned a series of 5 audiovisual works from a diverse range of artists which together form an exploration of the science of Alzheimer’s disease. The podcast gives you a flavour of the music with a comprehensive exposition of the science – in laymans’ terms. The full works will be available online in April 2023. In the meantime you can find out more about the project as it was at the workshop stage last year on this link
SPEAKERS: (University of Sussex)
Professor Louise Serpell – Serpell Lab, School of Life Sciences
Dr Karen Marshall – Serpell Lab, School of Life Sciences
Prof. Professor Nicholas Till – Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre
- “Miss Amy-Lloyd Folding” (The Amyloid Hypothesis) by Frances M Lynch – a poem for 3 female voices – the singers from electric voice theatre are Frances M Lynch, Soprano, and Samantha Houston and Margaret Cameron, Mezzos; the sound was produced by Herbie Clarke and Frances M Lynch
- “Misfolding Through the Looking Glass” by Shu Yang – a recorded work created to convey the harms of protein misfolding and hope for curing the disease.
- “In Here” by Kira Ramchaitar-Husbands – a soundscape which employs recordings of found sounds eg. tissue paper, cardboard and tinfoil, contrasting with starkly synthesised textures.
- “Scarbled Words” by Antonia Redding – for solo silent performer with recorded natural sounds and voices.
- “Misfolding for Dummies” by Frances M Lynch – for speaker and recorded digital ensemble – an introductory lecture by a fictional and slightly eccentric professor of Microbiology and Memory loss at the equally fictional University of Hope.
A mystery remains, but we are not blindfold
Misfolding is slowly unfolding
Surely and steadily
Step by Step
The mysterious misfolding proteins
Are giving their secrets away
To find out more about the scientists involved please go to the Minerva Scientifica Website
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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a 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.