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An evening of performance and discussion exploring the effects of music on body, mind and soul

West Ward Works, Dundee

Tue 11 Sep 2018
Guthrie Street

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Glasgow Science Centre

Wed 12 Sep 2018
50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA
0141 420 5000

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The Lemon Tree

Thu 13 Sep 2018
5 West North Street
AB24 5AT
01224 641 122

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Assembly Rooms

Fri 14 Sep 2018
54 George Street
0131 220 4348

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Exploring the effects of the mysterious, intangible, precious, utterly essential entity we call music through discussion and live performance.

What happens in our brains and bodies when we experience music? Can music connect us to a spiritual realm? Why – and how – does music help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us?

Pause blends live musical performance with provocations, conversation and debate. As well as guest speakers and SE musicians sharing their perspectives on what music does to us and why, carefully-devised sets of music will create an absorbing listening experience for mind and body – from the riveting, repetitive patterns of Philip Glass, to the mystical intensity of Biber, to the Pulitzer-Prize-winning soundscapes of Caroline Shaw.

Touching on music’s scientific, spiritual and philosophical qualities, Pause will make you stop and think about how and why we listen to music, what it gives to us, and what else we could do with it.

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