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Bach, The Universe and Everything: Schooled by Randomness

University of Oxford: Mathematical InstituteRadcliffe Observatory Andrew Wiles Building Woodstock Rd, Oxford, South-East, OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
On Sunday 14 February 2021 at 17:30

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.

THE SCIENCE

There'd been a mistake. The venue has provided the wrong piano. The black notes are sticking, the white notes are out of tune, the pedals don't work and the instrument itself is just too small." What do you do?
Tim Harford talks about how random obstacles and frustrations can inspire us to be more creative.

THE MUSIC

This cantata is a dialogue between fear (reinforced by the horn) and hope (that's the tenor); a fitting accompaniment to a talk about the mental journey from feeling derailed by a challenge to feeling creatively inspired.

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