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

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Booking tickets on the day

To book before 3.30pm on Tue 11 September, please call the Dundee City Box Office on 01382 434 940, or visit in person at 16 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BG.

After 3.30pm, tickets will be available on the door at West Ward Works from 6.30pm onwards. Doors to the event space will open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced £13 (standard), £10 (Under 26), £7.50 (student), £5 (unwaged), and are free to carers and Under 16s.

Please note that we can only accept cash on the door.

Featuring contrasting sets of music curated by Scottish Ensemble violinist Daniel Pioro, including works by:

Heinrich Biber (b.1644)
George Frideric Handel (b.1685)
John Cage (b.1912)
Pauline Oliveros (b.1932)
Philip Glass (b.1937)
Caroline Shaw (b.1982)

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. 


West Ward Works, Dundee, Dundee

Tue 11 Sep 2018 at 7:30 pm

Guthrie Street, Dundee, DD1 5BR United Kingdom