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Science And Engineering Day

SATURDAY 16 MARCH - 12:00 PM



Kick-starting Southampton Science and Engineering Festival, Science and Engineering Day is a free one-day event that sees the University of Southampton opening its campuses to the public allowing them to explore science and engineering through a wide-range of hands-on activities, shows, talks and tours.

Turner Sims will host two Workers Union Ensemble performances of The Virus Within: Hearing HIV (2017-2018), which is the outcome of a collaboration between British Composer Award 2017 nominated composer/conductor Benjamin Oliver (University of Southampton) and leading virologist Dr Chad Swanson (King’s College London).

The piece musically explores HIV replication processes and explores how innovative ‘Shock and Kill’ treatments might provide a cure for HIV, and has been described as both a ‘top science/music mash-up’ and a ‘structurally chaotic masterpiece’.

Expect disjointed grooves, whistles and duck calls, complex systematic musical processes developed from biological principles, whimsical chords, sirens, gnarly electronics and bags of science…!

Two performances: 12 – 1pm / 2.30 – 3.30pm

Free admission: no ticket required

In association with Southampton Science and Engineering Festival and the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Southampton