Experience a series of musical compositions inspired by early microscope technology.

Robert Hooke’s remarkable 1655 book ‘Micrographia’ details the wonderful sights viewed through early microscope and telescope lenses. His spectacular hand-drawn images of fleas, snowflakes and cells have become world-famous.

Composer Timothy Cooper uses microphones as ‘microscopes for the ear’, revealing tiny, quiet sounds that become the basis of his music and is creating new pieces exploring Hooke’s work. Join Cooper and musicians László Rózsa and Lucia Capellaro as they share and discuss these compositions, showcasing ways to use microphones like microscopes.

Presented by The University of Edinburgh