This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017.
Sinewy synths, ethereal vocals and electro rhythms meld seamlessly with lasers and cutting-edge lighting & data visualisation for this captivating world-premiere performance inspired by climate change and forced migration. Written and performed by Richard Evans, whose previous musical credits include work with James and indie chart-topping new wave act St Vitus Dancers, this inspiring show will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion with climate scientists, evolutionary biologists and immunologists about the show’s compelling, challenging and thought-provoking themes. Sentinel is part of the Aeon: Miracle smartphone app project.
About Richard Evans – composer and creator of Sentinel
As a musician and songwriter, Richard wrote and performed with several new wave and pop bands during the 1980s and early 1990s, including a stint as keyboardist for James, appearing on the album Strip Mine (Sire Records, 1988) and as guitarist / songwriter for St Vitus Dancers on the indie chart-topping album Bullshit Detector 2 (Crass Records). He also toured with Playing At Trains (Warner-Chappell Music) for their 1987 single, A World Without Love.
Dr Ed Hawkins – Principal Research Scientist in National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Professor David Robertson – Head of Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics, Centre for Virus Research
Dr Joanne Pennock – Immunologist, University of Manchester