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|JS Bach||Cantata: Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde (‘Joyful time in the new covenant’), BWV 83|
|Steven Devine||director, harpsichord|
The music: One of Bach’s most varied cantatas. Mixing joyful arias with funeral sounds, it’s a rollercoaster journey celebrating the glories of life and the sadness of death.
The science: Our guest is Professor Kishan Dholakia from the University of St Andrews’ Optical Manipulation Group. A world expert in the physics of light, he’s fascinated by how photonic imaging can unravel the mysteries of the brain.
Bach, the Universe and Everything is Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s very own Sunday service for inquiring and curious minds; a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science.