Between Worlds – A musical project inspired by cellular imaging

Between Worlds connects music and science in an exciting new project

Composer and musician Anna Phoebe is working with the University of Kent chamber choir conducted by Dan Harding and Dr Chris Toseland from the School of Biosciences. The music is composed in response to cutting-edge biological images and research provided by Dr Chris Toseland and his team. This is the first project of its kind to create music with scientific imagery as the inspiration and it is hoped the project will build upon the success of Cellular Dynamics.

Along with traditional instruments, laboratory equipment has also been used to contribute soundscapes to the composition which has allowed researchers to directly engage with the work. These soundscapes have already been taken to workshops for the Royal Ballet School.

Dr Chris Toseland studies the regulation of gene expression and he hopes this project finds new ways to engage people with the research. The state-of-the-art imaging employed in his research drives modern science and the research team look forward to sharing the exciting and beautiful images used for the biomedical research.

The full performance will include choir, solo violin, orchestral ensemble and synthesiser, combined with soundscapes from the laboratory, against a backdrop of cellular images. The live performance takes place at the Colyer-Fergusson concert hall in Canterbury on 7th June 2019.

A behind the scenes look at the project can be found here: