are an opera troupe based in Birmingham UK, dedicated to generating new audience for opera and physics through creating new work on exciting and popular topics.
We are raising money to bring our physics-opera Entanglement! An Entropic Tale
(click for trailer) to universities across the UK. This tour aims to introduce new audiences to both opera and physics through participating in outreach activities we will bring the physics and opera to local communities and school/college students. The show also attracts physics and science students, and enthusiasts, who would otherwise had no prior interest in opera.
Your help will enable us to travel across the UK and pay musicians and singers fees (providing a valuable stepping stone into the professional world for emerging artists).
Our next performance will be held at the Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester in collaboration with several physicists from the university on 22nd November 2019. For this we need to raise £1000 by the start of November 2019.
Future performances we are looking to raise up to £15,000 to help cover costs for a tour around the UK until 2021. The confirmed locations include:
- University of Liverpool (and in the wider geographical area e.g. Worrall)
- University of York (Festival of Ideas)
- University of Aberdeen (May Festival)
- Sussex University (Attenborough Arts Centre, Brighton)
- Exeter University (Northcott Theatre)
- University of Birmingham
- University of Surrey
- Institute of Physics
By becoming a donor we will thank you on our website and on all programmes for upcoming productions.
Thank you for reading!!
Entanglement is a story based on concepts from physics and fundamental particles. The main characters are either particles living in a quantum world or the laws that govern our universe. The story is similar to Greek mythology, telling the trials of mortals amongst the gods. The characters
Deeply connected, Electron and Positron long to touch but doing so would mean their annihilation. Guided by the nihilistic and reckless Entropy, their search for identity and meaning leads to black holes, parallel universes, encounters with the laws of physics – and ultimately the end of the universe as we know it. Based on current concepts from particle physics, Entanglement! An Entropic Tale is a cosmic exploration of life and death, creation and destruction, and the importance of living life in the present.What the scientists say
“Art and science form a creative continuum. There is so much in common between the ways that artists and scientists work, often across disciplinary or geographical boundaries, and their impact on people’s lives. For example, quantum mechanics can be used to image brain function and so visualize how our physiology is affected by music. Since complex scientific concepts are often best conveyed visually via diagrams or sketches on the back of an envelope, the imagery and dynamics of art, music and dance lend themselves naturally to describing science when language fails. . . In an increasingly divided world, it’s so important to promote understanding across boundaries that are often perceived, but don’t really exist.” Mark Fromhold, Professor of Physics from University of NottinghamMark Fromhold
What the reviewers say
"The show very effectively represents the paradoxes and haphazardness of nature, with the music beautifully composed to create an ethereal atmosphere; one note representing entropy chases and destroys the other eleven notes in the scale.
The mathematical concept of pi was also used as a tool for composing much of the music. However, despite being based on an arbitrary subject, the music flows effortlessly and not veering too far into the avant-garde as to make it course or difficult to listen to. This is definitely one for the science student and music lover alike." Anna Marshall, Leftlion