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Acoustic Experiments of Francis Bacon

Artists: The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

Series: Residencies

Ideas explored: developing new work, music influenced by science, old music reimagined, sound design

On an Snape Residency in March 2015, The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments gathered to test some of the experiments and observations that Francis Bacon lays out in his Sylva Sylvarum, ’A Natural History in Ten Centuries’. The aim was to use the sounds and ideas that emerged from that process to make new compositions – 21st century translations of Bacon’s ideas.