Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Injured Purkinje neurons, 1914, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).
Once again, we are pleased to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Led by Directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi, this graduate and undergraduate student ensemble from the UBC School of Music will animate the Gallery for an afternoon program celebrating themes from the exhibition.
All welcome. Admission is free.
Brian Cherney, Musique pour un espace clos (2005)
Marina Antoniou (trombone), Aaron Eggen (tuba), Rachel Rozelle (horn), Dasa Silhova and Willy Wang (trumpets)
Taylor Hall, Tessellations (2017)
Adam Dopierala and Luke Hildebrandt (vibraphones), Samantha Kung (violin), Emily Richardson (flute), Carmyn Slater (piano), Alexander Wilde (cello)
Fazil Say, Black Earth (2003)
Noah Ha (piano)
Luciano Berio, _Duetti per violoni (Béla – Shlomit – Yossi – Bruno – Camilla _ (1979-83)
Melody Chen and Jeongah Choi (violins)
George Crumb, Vox Balaenae (1971)
Paul Hung (flute), Laine Longton (cello), Susan Xia (piano)
Derek Charke, _ Way of Life_ (2001)
Marina Antoniou (trombone), Aaron Eggen (tuba), Rachel Rozelle (horn), Dasa Silhova and Willy Wang (trumpets), Paulo Bortolussi (conductor)
Howard Bashaw, Hosu (The Mountain) (1986)
Susan Xia (piano)
Michael Torke, The Yellow Pages (1985)
Melody Chen (violin), Yi-Hsien Chen (clarinet), Paul Hung (flute), Alexander Wilde (cello), Susan Xia (piano), Corey Hamm (conductor)
The Beautiful Brain is the first North American museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist renowned for his discovery of neuron cells and their structure, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906. Known as the father of modern neuroscience, Cajal was also an exceptional artist and studied as a teenager at the Academy of Arts in Huesca, Spain. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce arresting drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities. A century after their completion, his drawings are still used in contemporary medical publications to illustrate important neuroscience principles, and continue to fascinate artists and visual art audiences. Eighty of Cajal’s drawings are accompanied by a selection of contemporary neuroscience visualizations by international scientists.[more]