Forgetting to Remember – Newcastle University

Newcastle University teamed up with electric voice theatre to create…

“Forgetting to Remember”

a pilot project
which brought together some of the Universities top female scientists
with women composers from a range of musical traditions
to investigate, celebrate and create work
reflecting the importance of so many women
to a range of scientific disciplines with
Margaret Cavendish – Duchess of Newcastle
as our inspiration.

The project was funded by the British Academy and led by a group of collaborators from Newcastle University Faculties of Medical Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science, Agriculture and Engineering in partnership with electric voice theatre.

The Project was jointly directed by electric voice theatre Artistic Director, Frances M Lynch and  Dr. Paul Fleet  Senior Lecturer and Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University who recruited  the following group of scientists and musicians to work on the project from July – September 2016.

Prof. Eileen Kaner    Chair of Public Health & Primary Care Research
Dr Lynsay Blake    Research Coordinator, Institute for Sustainability
Prof. Simi Ali    Professor of Immunobiology
Prof. Janice McLaughlin   Head of Sociology Subject Area
Dr Paola Meynet     Researcher in Environmental Engineering

Helen Papaioannou   Composer, saxophonist
Mariam Rezaei   Composer, DJ, improviser
Caitlin  Nolan    Music Masters student & Early Music specialist (Viol, piano & Lute )
Greta Buitkutė   Singer, Improviser
Faye MacCalman    Saxophinist, clarinettist, singer, composer,  improviser

Watch this short video to find out how we paired the scientists and musicians and how they came to create some extraordinary work together:

A short paper on the project has been published on the University Website here 

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