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Minerva Scientifica – THE FRANKLIN EFFECT

Minerva Scientifica – THE FRANKLIN EFFECT

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Minerva Scientifica - The Franklin Effect

Official UK CD release: 21 October 2016

Digital release: 21 January 2017

This is a set of variations for vocal quartet, focusing on the work of DNA scientist ROSALIND FRANKLIN (1920-1958) at King’s College, London and her inspiration through four of the College’s current female scientists in collaboration with four composers – FRANCES-HOAD, WHITLEY, THOMPSON & PLOWMAN. The pieces were premiered at The Arts & Humanities Festival – Fabrication, at King’s College, London in October 2015 and will be recorded early June 2016, to be released in October 2016.

1. Cheryl FRANCES-HOAD (with Professor Elizabeth Kuipers): 'Photo 51'
2. Lynne PLOWMAN (with Dr. Claire Sharpe): 'K-Ras'
3. Dr. Shirley J. THOMPSON (with Professor Ellen Solomon): 'The Machinery of Replication' & 'Random Sequences'
4. Kate WHITLEY (with Professor Mairi Sakellariadou): 'Theories of Quantum Gravity'

Electric Voice Theatre Quartet:
Frances M. Lynch soprano (Artistic Director)
Penny Desbruslais soprano
David Sheppard counter-tenor
Julian Stocker tenor