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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 after 6pm on Wed 12 Sep

Advance sales will end at 6pm today, after which you will be able to buy tickets on the door from 7pm. Standard price tickets are £16, with concessions available for Under 26s (£10), students (£7.50), those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance (or similar benefits) (£5). Under 16s and carers can enter free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Please note that we can only accept cash on the door.



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.

Featuring contrasting sets of live music for strings, 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)

Delve deeper…

Read/Listen: Scottish Ensemble’s Guide To… Pause
Read: What does music do to the brain, body and soul?
Read: Pause event programme (PDF)
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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

Wed 12 Sep 2018 at 8:00 pm

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA United Kingdom

0141 420 5000

glasgowsciencecentre.org