The Nature Of Light

Whipple Museum, Cambridge
Friday 22nd March 2013

Opus Anglicanum used music and a sequence of texts chosen by John Allen, Emeritus Professor of Physics, St Andrews University, to chart the changing perceptions of the nature of light through history.

John Allen chose Zarathustra, Parmenides, Democritus, Alhazen, Newton, Young and Einstein to be performed by Opus Anglicanum (5 men singing unaccompanied and a narrator) and featured first performances of new works by Dobrinka Tabakova to a text by Einstein; and by Gordon Crosse to a text by Hafiz.