Turing Machine Opera at iCHSTM 2013

Mika Lumi Tuomola, Merja Nieminen

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproduction

Abstract

The Turing Machine Opera, the 3D stage design of which was co-produced by Crucible Studio (Merja Nieminen) and Helsinki Skaala Opera in 2008, was performed in the Capitol Theatre of Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, on Mon 22 July 2013, in the context of the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM 2013). “The mathematician Alan Turing spent his final six years at the University of Manchester. Turing won little fame in his own lifetime, but is now seen to have made history in many ways across his extraordinary career. Turing conceptualised the universal machine which underpins the computer revolution, led the assault on the U-boat Enigma cipher during the Second World War, and made influential early explorations of the idea that machines might think. Turing was also ostracized for his sexual orientation, and his suicide remains one of the many mysteries of his life. This event represents a unique opportunity to learn more about Alan Turing’s life and career through outstanding performances uniting art, music, videos and media. Helsinki’s Ooppera Skaala brings Turing to the stage with a multimedia opera weaving together soaring, emotionally charged vocal lines with atmospheric ambient soundscapes and sampled electronic rhythms. The intimate and intense opera for two singers and one dancer is set off by stunning 3D graphics.” -iCHSTM 2013 Programme Version 5, 8 July 2013: http://www.ichstm2013.com/programme/guide/s/L346.html More: http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/events/2013/turing-machine-opera/ The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/206179006204859/ http://crucible.mlog.taik.fi/2013/07/16/turing-machine-opera-in-manchester-22-july-2012/
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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