Superwomen Of Science – Minerva Scientifica (Electric Voice Theatre)
By Louise Rodgers | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016
This is an important work, but it’s also fun. Frances M Lynch (soprano) and Herbie Clarke (sound design) put on a twenty-first century show, portraying notable but neglected historical women scientists, with music from contemporary female composers and an electronic soundscape. Lynch is an accomplished actor; she played eight different scientists convincingly in a mixture of plainchant, baroque and contemporary singing styles. Her portrayal of Karen Wimhurst in ‘Bee-Mused’ entertained, by showing the person who wrote the first world history of bee keeping unselfconsciously demonstrating her bee observations. ‘Williamina – Astronomer Frae Dundee’ gave me a glimpse of a clever, spirited woman, who rose from housekeeper to astronomer at the Boston Observatory. These women deserve recognition – come and meet them.
Valvona & Crolla, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]