The World Machine

Isobel wrote the original score for this daring collaboration, which told the story of the birth of modern cosmology to an audience of over 200,00 people in this stunning son et lumiere for the façade of Durham Cathedral.

Art collided with science in this daring collaboration between Ross Ashton and cosmologists and historians at Durham University, including world-renowned cosmologist Professor Carlos Frenk, with sound designer John del’Nero and composer Isobel Waller-Bridge. The World Machine charted the development of ideas about the origin of the Universe in a breathtaking projection onto Durham Cathedral.

Lumiere is produced by Artichoke