“We are on the cusp of a new philosophical era reversing 500 years of science telling us how insignificant we are.”
In Piano Suite IX: Significantus, Perrin translates the following into music. “We are on the cusp of a new philosophical era reversing 500 years of science telling us how insignificant we are.” by Prof. Mark Maslin (UCL Dept of Geography.) As part of this unique performance, here at The Edge, Lola is joined by Dr Jean Boulton (University of Bath) who adds her own perspective to the quote. Dr Boulton links themes, expressed in Perrin’s music with her own work and invites us to consider that, ‘the past is still with us and the awareness of engaging with the importance of traditions,’ has never been more important.
LOLA PERRIN: composer, pianist, collaborator, Composer in Residence at Markson Pianos has published eight piano suites, with two CDs on general release. As well as her solo work, Perrin also collaborates with various artists, filmmakers and authors, such as Hanif Kureishi, Sue Hubbard and Mihir Bose.
Lola is currently building a repertoire for multiple pianos that is being performed by various artists internationally. As well as working with Nada Kolundžija, who is currently recording Perrin’s music with Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and Louis Andriessen. BBC Radio Science programme’s Quentin Cooper, and BBC’s The Paul Hudson Weather Show have both interviewed Perrin; due to her interest in forming composition around climate change.
Recent performances of this work include at Kennedy Centre Washington DC and Institute de Serbie, Paris. www.significantus.com
DR JEAN BOULTON: is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath. She teaches, consults, researches and writing about the implications of the ‘new science’ of complexity for research, management, policy development and the way we live our lives. www.embracingcomplexity.com/
PROGRAMME: Talk – 15 minutes// followed by piano performance – 50 minutes (approx)
Music and Talk – Free Event – Please contact the box office to book seats.