Flood Tide is a live, outdoor, musical performance on the afternoon of Sunday 4 July 2010, generated by the flow of the River Thames.
First performed in 2008, this production of Flood Tide is the most ambitious yet, with a record number of musicians performing for the duration of a tide cycle.
Enjoy a fascinating encounter between two of the UK's finest beatboxers - MC Zani and Gracious B - and Professor David M Howard, specialist in the analysis and synthesis of singing, speech and music, and featured in BBC4's The Voice. Specially invited by Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Shlomo, the two beatboxers perform live as part of the event.
Watch interviews with Brian Greene, Philip Glass and Al and Al as they talk about Icarus at the Edge of Time, which has its European premiere at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2010, at Southbank Centre, London.
Marcus du Sautoy is Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at University of Oxford, and he gives this special lecture on the relationship between maths and music.
Preshow entertainment for A Celebration of Life on Earth came in the form of the robotic AirPenguin that has been gracing several shows at See Further Festival: The Festival of Science + Arts.
They Might Be Giants played See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts twice on Saturday 26 June. We sent our reporter Nicola Evans along to the afternoon family performance.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, resident at Southbank Centre, is a world renowned orchestra which plays on original instruments to bring out the very best of classical music as it was intended to be heard. Enjoy them at three special events at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, all suitable for ages seven and over:
Listen to the latest Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment podcast, with Cherry Forbes talking about their music and science project A Celebration of Life on Earth, inspired by Haydn's Creation (6 minutes in):
Flood Tide is a sonification of an entire incoming tide. Musicians read notation on computer screens generated directly by the flow of tide. The whole performance involves 49 orchestral musicians, voices, jazz soloists and Japanese Taiko drummers.
As part of See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Resident at Southbank Centre, are performing a special family concert celebrating life on earth!