On Memory: Alexander McCall Smith, Adam Zeman & Harry Whalley

27 May 2023 19:30

Hall One, Kings Place

The celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith asks, ‘how do memories make us who we are?’ The answer comes in music – by CMC Composer Harry Whalley – and poetry and scientific exploration informed by neurologist Professor Adam Zeman. Joined by the acclaimed Gildas String Quartet and Soprano Sarah Dacey each movement explores a different capacity of memory. How memories are formed before birth from a mother’s song, how autobiographical memories are encoded in our minds and memories declines in old age.

After an interval, this is followed with a discussion with the authors led and chaired by Professor Catherine Loveday, digging deeper into the special relationship that music has with memory and our sense of self.

This is a Harry Whalley and University of the Creative Arts Promotion.

With support from the University for the Creative Arts.

Performance Credits

Alexander McCall Smith - author
Harry Whalley - composer
Adam Zeman - author
Catherine Loveday - chair
Sarah Dacey - soprano
Gildas Quartet & David Brow - ensemble


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Hall One, Kings Place

Kings Place, 90 York Way
London N1 9AG
United Kingdom

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