Bach, the Universe & Everything
Who We Are In VR
BWV 138 is often described as one of Bach’s more experimental and modern cantatas. The text draws upon the conflicting feelings of anxiety for the unknown, the need to place faithful trust in God and the alternate reality of heaven. The resolution of this is heard at the close of the cantata’s only aria.
In today’s talk we consider how our relationship with reality and the unknown has been challenged during lockdown; Dr Sylvia Pan, Assistant Professor of Virtual Reality at Goldsmith reveals the immersive power of VR and explains how our brains process virtual worlds.
Recorded from the stage of Kings Place.
JC BACH Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz
LASSUS Ave Maria
JS BACH BWV 138 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz
TELEMANN Dolce from Concerto for 2 Oboes d'amore and Cello, TWV 53:D3
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The Science of Laughter
The antidote for the burdened and sorrowful soul in BWV 113 is God’s ‘healing Word’ which causes the heart to laugh again! This laughter can be heard in the Chorale and Recitative, with a burst of playful semiquavers in the continuo cello.
Continuing on the theme of gigg...