Saturday, May 20th
Although Francis Bacon, 17th century philosopher, statesman and visionary, is widely regarded as the father of modern science, his investigations into the nature of sound are little known. Sound House explores some of the seemingly magical and musical phenomena that Bacon sought to explain. Playing some extraordinary instruments, including the mysterious lirone, the bray harp and a little known viola, The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments will present music of the 17th century within a modern context of newly composed pieces, exploring astonishing aural effects and illusions that so intrigued our 17th century forbears.
St Andrew's Church
The event runs from 7:30pm to 10:30pm