The Hexagon Experiment – Adventures in Flatland

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Music, art and science collide in an explosive celebration of women’s creativity.

Hexagon experiment

A six-part series of Friday night experiments* featuring live music, conversations and original commissions from pioneering women at the forefront of music, art and science.

Inspired by the creativity that led to the discovery of the Nobel-Prize winning ‘wonder material’ graphene, The Hexagon Experiment brings together the North’s most exciting musicians and scientists for six free events – from music made by robots to a spectacular tribute to an unsung heroine.

Presented by Manchester based creative music charity Brighter Sound and the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.

The Hexagon Experiment is part of Both Sides Now – a three-year initiative run by Brighter Sound to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England.

#3: Adventures in Flatland
Fri 17 Aug / 6-9pm
Great North Museum, Newcastle

Lauren Laverne is joined by composer Sara Lowes and visual artist Mary Griffiths to discuss their experiments with music, art and science. Followed by a performance of Lowes’ graphene-inspired composition, and the unveiling of new graphene art by Griffiths.

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#4: Making Waves
Fri 24 Aug / 6-9pm
Sage Gateshead

An audio adventure created by the next generation of young female composers, sound artists and musical innovators, featuring cutting-edge music tech and found sounds. Led by four of the North’s most exciting electronic artists (Afrodeutsche, Caro C, Mandy Wigby, Vicky Clarke).

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#5: Wow Machine
Fri 31 Aug / 6-9pm
Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Liverpool electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep present a theatrical-musical-dance-art spectacular, in tribute to the electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. With technical wizardry from experimental performance producers The Kazimier. Expect a hexagonal stage, sci-fi sunglasses and sparkly suits.

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#6: Works in Progress
Anna Meredith
Fri 7 Sep / 6-9pm
Cobalt, Newcastle

Genre-defying composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith explores the common language between musical and scientific composition in brand new work created with some of the best emerging female artists from the North East. In partnership with Generator.

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Venue: Great North Museum

Accessibility Information

  • 3 points of access, 2 of which accommodate with an accessible ramp.
  • 4 Blue Badge parking spaces available.
  • Lifts to all floors all of which have voice announcers and Braille indicators.
  • Accessible toilets available on ground floor, 1st and 2nd.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.

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