Philip Ball in Ely

Thursday 8th April 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 1pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

Philip Ball is a true renaissance man. Not only is he one of today’s leading science writers, but a biographer, a novelist, and the author of brilliant books on painting and architecture. Now, in The Music Instinct he turns his attention to the most elusive of the arts, though arguably the one that people all over the world devote most energy to, and that which provokes the strongest personal responses.

No mere explanation of the physics of music, the book seeks to explain the place and meaning of music in our lives, arguing that it is a vital and intrinsic part of human life. Clearly written and full of insight, The Music Instinct is a stimulating and  thought-provoking read for all music-lovers.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk – illustrated with musical examples.