Soundings from Essex 2
Monday Aug 3rd 7pm ZOOM EVENT
2. Elizabeth Tollet:
Stratford’s Scientific Poet
Isaac Newton praised her achievements, yet the poetry of multi-talented Elizabeth Tollet (1694 – 1754) expresses her resentment at being unjustly excluded from the male world of science. Join us for this celebration of an Essex woman whose life, steeped in sciences and arts, reflects our own Minerva Scientifica project. There will be mesmerising music from Imogen Holst, MATHS, artful animation from Jack Cornell and creative conversation led by Dr Patricia Fara.
Lauren Lister – British Sign Language Interpreter
Performer from electric voice theatre:
Frances M Lynch – Soprano
PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION (including audience Q&A)
Dr Patricia Fara – Science Historian, Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge
Sarah Clay – Simulation Scientist, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Labs
MUSIC & ART FILM
“Set me as a seal upon thine heart” for five high voices by Imogen Holst; Words from Song of Songs 8: 6&7; Animation – Jack Cornell; performed by electric voice theatre singers: Frances M Lynch, Alice Privett (Sops); Simone Ibbett-Brown, Margaret Cameron (Mezzos); David Sheppard (Counter-Tenor)
“Set me as a seal upon thine heart,
as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death;
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it:”
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SOUNDINGS FROM ESSEX
A celebration of Essex’s splendid women of science!
Every Monday at 7pm on Zoom from July 27th – September 14th
In eight weekly episodes of music, art and conversation, historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists will discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers. Two special editions in September will feature music, art and science created by local people over the summer. All events include a live BSL interpreter.
Part of electric voice theatre’s Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.