Music of Reality 4/26: Beautiful Questions: Music, the Cosmos, and EP Release Event

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA

6:00 PM - Pre-concert discussion on the intersection of the arts and sciences with Robert Kirzinger of the BSO and cosmologist Dr. Cora Dvorkin
7:00 PM - Concert

Music of Reality presents an interdisciplinary event that will explore the beautiful questions in cosmology through music and lecture, as well as celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘Beauty from Nothing’.

Cosmologist Dr. Cora Dvorkin of Harvard will present talks that explore big, open questions: studying the cosmic microwave background to uncover the physics of inflation, dark matter, and primordial gravitational waves. The talks will be interwoven with performances by acoustic and electronic musicians - each inspired by different questions and exploring different implications for our place in the universe.

Preceding the event, there will be a pre-concert discussion on the intersections of the arts and sciences with Dr. Dvorkin and Robert Kirzinger of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. All are welcome to attend and there will be a brief Q&A session following the discussion.

PERFORMANCES by Transient Canvas, DJ collective Table Manners, pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek, and electronic musician David Ibbett.

LECTURE: Dr. Cora Dvorkin - "The Beautiful Questions in Cosmology"

MUSIC written by David Ibbett, Steven Snowden, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Johannes Maria Staud, and including commissioned miniatures by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Robert Honstein, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Jason Charney, and Stefanie Lubkowski.

David Ibbett