Film, music and science collide in these two family-friendly performances.
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a futuristic reimagining of the classic Greek myth set in outer space, about a boy who challenges the awesome power of a black hole. A treat for the whole family, this is Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century.
The European premiere of this futuristic reimagining of the classic Greek myth, with new score by Philip Glass, film by Al and Al and introduced by Brian Greene.
Gabriel Weston, Adam Foulds and Samantha Harvey are three writers who explore the relationship between science, psychiatry and art.
Adam Foulds explores John Clare's struggle with depression and his incarceration in a mental asylum in The Quickening Maze, his novel which was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize.
Live score performed by Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices
Conducted by André de Ridder
Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. Through it in particular, we think, see, hear, distinguish the ugly from the beautiful, the bad from the good, and the pleasant from the unpleasant. Hippocrates, 500BC