The great percussionist makes her Hay debut with an audio narrative that details nearly 100 scientific discoveries made over the past 10,000 years. In this unmissable event, audiences will hear the extraordinary story of how humans have changed the world, from the first stone tools through to the discovery of Newton’s laws of motion and gravity, the nuclear age and beyond. The WhatOnEarth historian and festival favourite introduces some of the moments featured here using a giant timeline of more than 1,000 inventions. “Throughout the music the piece awakens us to sounds that trigger memories we may have forgotten in our everyday cacophony of sounds. Sounds depicting significant moments in history including the discovery of fire, carving the wheel, connecting us via telephone.” – Evelyn Glennie.