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Virtaa - Bach and Debussy Meet Quantum Physics

Hosted by a member of the Helsinki Classical Music & Jazz Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 27 May 18:00 - 20:00

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Minna Pöllänen, piano / piano
Frank Wilczek, fyysikko / physicist

It's the third time that one of the greatest physicists of our time, Frank Wilczek, is guest at Virtaa, an institution founded in Protected content the Finnish pianist Minna Pöllänen. This is Wilczek's first presentation after winning the Templeton Prize very recently. Music is at the center of the event - the aim is to dig deep under the apparent differences on the surface of phenomena. Complementary thinking was the theme of the previous event. Now Wilczek and Pöllänen are approaching fundamental questions of life such as: how did consciousness appear out of matter, or did it? What is intuition? Why do physicists like Wilczek and Einstein constantly use musical metaphors? Are the mystic’s and the physicist’s experiences of reality closer to each other than we think?
Music from J. S. Bach and C. Debussy will be heard at this concert.