Bach, the Universe and Everything is our very own Sunday service for inquiring and curious minds; a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science.
‘My core interest has been in trying to think like a cell,’ says UCL’s Buzz Baum, who works at the intersection of biology and physics, trying to understand how cells evolve. He’s published a radical new theory as to how eukaryotic cells – which make up complex life forms such as ourselves – came to be.
Written for the last Sunday before lent, the cantata BWV 127 repurposes a famous tune from Bach’s St Matthew Passion and features lovely writing for an oboe and recorders. Thematically, it’s a serious one, mostly about death and how it’s easier to face it with Jesus at your side.
"My core interest has been in trying to think like a cell."