Edward Cowie: Portfilio of Lectures/Recitals & Workshops
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EDWARD COWIECowie is the Leonardo of our time - The Observer
On the world scene, Edward Cowie is one of the most remarkable of men- a person who sees no boundaries between art and science and who communicates the infinite connectivity of forms, patterns, natural things and energies with a dynamism that is nothing less than astounding and mind-opening.
He is much sought-after as a public speaker and entertainer, taking us into new regions of thought and action and involving especially the combination of sight and hearing in a ceaseless exploration of invention and creation. He is in fact, the perfect exemplar of scientist/artist to sage!
Edward CowieProfile (click to view)
LECTURE/RECITALAND WORKSHOPS Edward Cowie
ARE BIRDS COMPOSERS?
OPTION 2THE SCIENCE OF ART AND THE ART OF SCIENCE
OPTION 3THE VOICES OF GAIA
A NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUND
THE VOICES OF GAIA
OPTION 2MARRIAGE OF THE SENSES
OPTION 3THE FOUR ELEMENTS
AlsoYOU-tube - Profile & Artists Process
Collaborative ProjectFestival - Artistic Director
ReviewsAn hour spent under Cowies spell is a life-
changing experience. He is a superb public
speaker with a very special gift for making
complicated and wonderful things simple.
The Melbourne Age
Edward Cowie is a magician who conjures with
ideas about art and science in an entirely new
way. Like the rest of the audience, I came away
spell-bound and transformed!
The Sydney Morning Herald
I doubt if there is anyone more suited and
qualified to unzip the workings of the cosmos and
human mind. Here is a true renaissance man
with a gift for innovation and insight into the
nature of the creative process and the creative
forces of nature second to none
Reviews taken from his recent Australian Lecture/
Recital Tour- February/March 2013.
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LECTURE/RECITALOPTION 1 Edward Cowie
We booked Edward Cowie as the keynote speaker for our international conference in New Zealand. His reputation had gone before him but nothing could have prepared us for the amazing things he shared with us. Imagine 1500 people in the insurance business listening to a whole new world of ideas about sound and the human mind! He was scheduled to talk and play for an hour yet the spellbound audience was still baying for more after 3 hours!!
Max Merriman - CEO Australian Mutual Provident (AMP)On the occasion of Cowies keynote presentation in Christchuch, New Zealand. August, 1989.
ARE BIRDS COMPOSERS?Almost every place on earth is home to singing birds. Poets, painters, film-makers, musicians and even dancers have responded in one way or another to the life and habits of birds. But considering how noisy they are and the fantastic range of kinds of sounds they make from the ravishing tones of great songsters like mockingbirds and nightingales to the raucous rattle of cormorants and crows, is what they are doing musical?
Renowned composer, visual artist and natural scientist, Edward Cowie thinks he knows the answer to this question and in a presentation lasting around 90 minutes, hell take you on a sound-adventure of a lifetime! Once you have heard and seen what he has to say (and play), youll never think of birds in quite the same way again.
Nobody knows more about how and why birds sing than he does, and he has the added benefits of being able to put his unique messages across in a way that captivates and enthrals.
LECTURE/RECITAL OPTION 1
This presentation can be done with an audience of any size
and without any expertise in the world of birds!
Duration: 90 minutes with a 20 minute interval after 45
Venue: Any largish space but a good piano is essential
so ideal for Art Galleries, Museums and Concert
Projection screen required to be run from a computer
with a Powerpoint Presentation.
Large White marker-board and black markers.
Fee: US dollars: from $1500
plus reasonable travel expenses and accommodation as
LECTURE/RECITALOPTION 2Edward Cowie
THE SCIENCE OF ART & THE ART OF SCIENCE
Internationally famous composer, painter and scientist, Edward Cowie is absolutely
unique in the world of ideas and creative action in our time. Trained as both physicist
and creative artist, Cowie has continued to expand his highly-charged ideas about the
way all things connect in the Universe. He believes, in fact, that the specialised way
we look at the arts and sciences is leading us further and further away from the truth
about creation and the way the universe works as an inventor and experimenter of
unlimited connectivity. He takes us deep into the mind of a fusion thinker, showing
us in sound, image and speech just how magnificent the shape and action of the
cosmos is and how ideas about forms, patterns, numbers, matter, time, colour, sound-
the macro and the micro of the cosmos are manifestations of one and the same thing.
And he should know, his music has been commissioned by august bodies such as The
Royal Society in London, The Institute of Physics, The Humboldt Foundation in
Germany and the department of physics at Oxford University. He has worked closely in
collaborative partnerships with leading physicists in the world including Sir Michael
Berry FRS and Professor Brian Foster FRS OBE.
As if these arent credentials enough, he has also made an award-winning film for
television on Leonardo da Vinci and written and presented major series of radio
programmes on the art of science and the science of art as well as continuing to
lecture; give recitals; and exhibit drawings and paintings that help to bring to us how
vividly these tremendous connections really are.
The last time I saw and heard
someone as brilliant as this at
unzipping the world or arts and
sciences was Jacob Bronowski!
Paul Griffiths. The Financial Times
LECTURE/RECITAL OPTION 2
LOGISTICSThis presentation can be designed for several types of audience, namely:
University level science and creative arts departments, especially physics and mathematics, fine arts and music;
A general audience with a curiosity for the world of arts, sciences and ideas and of any age from 15 years upwards;
A school audience of children and students between the ages of 8-14 years.
Duration normally 90 minutes with a 20 minute interval after 45 minutes.
Venue: Depending on options above but numbers from 30 upwards in a good spacious venue with a good piano and whiteboard to hand.
Screen for Powerpoint Presentation from a computer.
Fee in US dollars: From $1500.Non-local events to include travel and accommodation
LECTURE/RECITALOPTION 3Edward Cowie
THE VOICES OF GAIAA NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUND
Here is a chance to see and hear a composer/visual artist/natural scientist,
with a world reputation, take us on a journey from the birth of a sounding earth through to today! From the first formation of an atmosphere on this
planet, a time when it became noisy for the first time, Cowie takes us on a vision-and-sound adventure through the orchestras of the earth:
The sounds of the elements Voices in the oceans The first reptile singers Insect songs Birds as soloists and choirs Mammalian voice The human voice
This amazing story is told with the aid of images and sound and will utterly
transform your feelings about how and why our world is so full of noise and also why and how we respond to it in the way we do.
LECTURE/RECITAL OPTION 3
The presentation lasts for 90 minutes with an interval of 20
minutes after 45 minutes.
It is designed for audiences of all kinds and sizes with perhaps
special interest to music clubs and organisations and/or wild-life
clubs. Also good for children and school students from 8 years of
Level of presentation is adapted to audience age and experience!
Venue depending on size.
Either a good piano or good electronic keyboard essential.
White-board and black marker.
Screen and computer for Powerpoint Presentation.
Fee in US Dollars: from $1500
plus reasonable travel expenses and accommodation as appropriate
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Edward Cowie
Edward Cowie has given interactive workshop presentations throughout the world for more than 4 decades.
These workshops are transforming and life-changing experiences. Edward is a consummate communicator, with a special gift for animating and drawing-out the creative impulses in all of us. He believes (knows actually), that all humans are deeply creative and that our senses cry-out for deep connections with the natural world.
Offering workshops from 1 or 3 days, Edward will take you on a journey of inner