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Multiverse: Shadows of Exoplanets

  • Arts in the Armory 191 Highland Ave #1c Somerville, MA USA (map)

Multiverse Concert Series presents “Shadows of Exoplanets”, a concert of music and science celebrating NASA-Smithsonian's Spectrum Lab website, in collaboration with Biophysicist Roy Gould. 

Interweaving lecture with music, Dr. Gould will present the latest research on exoplanets, and the incredible detective work used to reveal their presence as shadows cast upon distant stars. Celebrating the upcoming launch of NASA-Smithsonian's Spectrum Lab website, Dr. Gould will share his work on developing this public tool for uncovering exoplanets' atmospheres, temperatures, and ultimately - their potential for supporting life.

Forming a dialogue with the research are musical performances of classical and live-electronic music featuring the Marvento Duo and sonifications of exoplanet light spectra by Multiverse resident composer, David Ibbett.


Marvento Duo

Emma Shubin [flute]

Julian Connor [violin]

Amelia Sie [violin]

Elizabeth Sterling [soprano]

David Ibbett [electronics]


Pencilled Wings by Emma O’Halloran

Au-dela du temps by Yuko Uebayashi

Between Two Worlds by George Rochberg

Fratres by Arvo Pärt

EXO (world premiere) by David Ibbett

Plus redshifted music from Voyager’s Golden Record

This concert takes place as part of "Exoplanetary", a discovery day of workshops and music hosted by Integral Steps. Children and families join at 3pm for interactive classes, with the general public invited at 4pm for the Spectrum Lab Exclusive Preview. All are invited to the "Shadows of Exoplanets" concert at 5pm.