With Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist ennobled by the Queen, a world-renowned female musician joined the discussion about molecular systems engineering and thee ethical challenges involved. Prior to her concert with an ensemble of argovia philharmonic, Glennie took the stage in the monastery church of Königsfelden as a talk guest, discussing also the long tradition of cooperation between the sciences and the arts. Accompanying her during this session was NCCR MSE director Tom R. Wards, Head Ethics Ralf Stutzki, argovia philharmonic director Christian Weidmann and Martina Huggels (Aargau museums).
Listen to the talk:
Following the talk and concert with works of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Áskell Másson, James Tenney and Jacques Cohen was an exhibition with posters prepared by NCCR MSE PhD students in cooperation with art students from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). It offered a most creative glance into the world of synthetic biology and was highly appreciated and frequented by the concert audience of more than 300.