Panel Discussion: Art & Science / Inter Feral Arts Festival
John Weisend, Olaf Tzschoppe, Mike Edgerton
Location: Red Room

Since pre-covid times John Weisend of the European Spallation Source (ESS) and Mike Edgerton of the Malmö Academy of Music have begun a cooperation to explore artistic, scientific and educational connections.

The composition, ‘Der Rufer’, written for and performed by the Bremer Schlagzeugensemble is the first tangible result from this cooperation. This composition was influenced and generated from information gleaned from cryogenic engineering work conducted at ESS.

In this panel discussion Weisend and Edgerton will be joined by the Professor of percussion at Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Olaf Tzschoppe to engage in dialogue regarding artistic and scientific methods and the potential for crossdisciplinary inspiration.

Edgerton, Michael E. (2021). A Report on influences from superfluid turbulence in ‘Der Rufer’ for percussion quartet. Art and Science: ISTE OpenScience. Volume 21-5, issue 3. Read the article here.

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Photo: Perry Nordeng/ESS

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Event dates
8 October, 18:00