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Sun 5 Apr 2020

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

Time: 11:30am

Admission: £16.50

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Bach Erschallet, ihr Lieder (Resound, ye songs, ring out, ye strings) BWV 172

Professor Susan Stepney Director, York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, University of York

Can Bacterium Compute?

The science

From smartphones to desktops, most people think of computers as being based on silicon. But what about slime mould? Bacteria? Can they computer? There are many types of non-conventional computing, and one of the leading figures in this field, Professor Susan Stepney, explores how harnessing this power might lead to exciting new developments in the near future.

The music

This cantata marks Pentecost, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, even including a duet between the Holy Spirit and the ‘soul’. It’s therefore an upbeat, celebratory piece with festive instrumentation including three trumpets and timpani.

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