Composer Cosmology

September 22, 2017, 10:00 pm

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As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the creative mind can’t help but be captivated and inspired, and composers are certainly no exception. From super strings to quarks, multiple dimensions to M theory, we’ll play several imaginative works by composers captivated by our universe.


Beginnings from Divinum Mysterium, by Daniel Kellogg
Eighth Blackbird

Heart of Space from Short History of the Universe, by Derek Bermel
JACK Quartet; Derek Bermel, clarinet

The Spirit of God Moved Upon the Face of the Waters from Divinum Mysterium, by Daniel Kellogg
Eighth Blackbird

Ka from Sulvasutra, by Evan Ziporyn
The Silk Road Ensemble

Gondwana, by Tristan Murail
ORTF National Orchestra; Yves Prin, conductor

String Theory from Three Pieces for Mixed Trio, by Mark Petering
Adams Marks, piano; Andrew Williams, violin; Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet

The Fractal Terrace from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, by Michael Gandolfi
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor

The Mannheim Rocket, by John Corigliano
Helsinki Symphony Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor