Bach and the Cosmos celebrates JS Bach's extraordinary use of maths and numbers – the language of the cosmos.

Our three-part London series brings innovative insight into the music and mind of one of the world’s most fascinating and influential composers, exploring the beautiful patterns, structures and combinations of numbers that spoke to Bach’s concept of the universe and the divine.

Over the course of the series, we’ll be joined by guest director and Baritone Roderick Williams OBE, who directs the Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and features as soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass at Southwark Cathedral.

Also joining us at QMUL’s Octagon and the Queen Elizabeth Hall will be Oxford mathematician James Sparks, who through visuals and numerical explanations explores Bach’s love of combining music and maths and the intertwining relationships contained within his compositions.

Our Bach and the Cosmos series is generously supported by Arts Council England, the Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation.

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Bach and the Cosmos
Goldberg Variations
Bach Remixed
B Minor Mass