AUGUST 5th at 6.30pm LOLA PERRIN WITH GUEST SPEAKER DR MARTIN COATH who will be introducing “Piano Suite VI: Theory of K” (2008)
Saint Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1 3PL
Tickets on entrance: £6 /£3 concessions
The composer, pianist and publisher, Lola Perrin, has been presenting her piano suites, created between
1992 and 2009, in a series of Friday concerts. Each suite has been motivated by a trigger from the visual arts,
science or literature and guest speakers have included those from the worlds of letters, art and neuroscience
who have introduced the concerts with a personal response to the concepts that have inspired the
compositions. “Seven Fridays” has marked the launch this year of Lola Perrin Sheet Music by Spartan Press
and comes on the heels of her at BFI Southbank, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall and works for 2, 4 & 6
pianos at Southbank Centre’s ‘Lang Lang Inspires’. Lola is a contributor to International Piano magazine.
August 5: “Suite VI Theory of K” (2008)
After correspondence with Dr Coath. The journey of thought in the brain, speeding down nerve cells and
leaping across spaces drove Lola towards this music. Dr Martin Coath builds computer models that reflect
the way our senses adapt to the environment in which we find ourselves. The aim is to understand how we
acquire the tools to make sense of the world through our experience of it, which involves examining what is
meant by learning, even down to the changes that occur at the gaps (synapses) between pairs of neurons.
We build our internal world using just hints from our external world, fleshed out with what is embodied in
our experience. These two unequal streams combine in patterns of events, flashes of synaptic activity, which
are the raw material from which our percepts are constructed. “In the past I have called synaptic events the
atoms of thought but, of course, the closer you look the more you realize that what looks like a single event
is a highly complex interaction, what Lola has called the drama at the axon terminal” (Martin Coath).
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