AWAKE | Anaesthesia - Music - Consciousness
- Bramall Music Building - Elgar Concert Hall (R12 on campus map)
- Arts and Science Festival, Performance
You are aware, but you are meant to be unconscious.
AWAKE explores the findings of the largest ever study of awareness during anaesthesia through music, poetry and discussion in an event designed to challenge your very concept of consciousness.
The evening features a presentation of the findings of the study together with a major new musical work using first-hand patient accounts, by award-winning composer Michael Zev Gordon and internationally renowned poet Ruth Padel.
There will also be a set of songs on the subjects of dream and consciousness, and a round table with scientists and artists.
Hilary Summers – Mezzo-soprano
Andrew West – Piano
Julien Guillamat – Electronics
Admission free, no booking required.
AWAKE is supported by the Wellcome Trust and presented as part of the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival (16-22 March 2015), a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.