A cross-discipline creative endeavor
sparking curiosity and opening doors of understanding for the
creators and audience alike.
The sound of science is building bridges between the musical and scientific worlds.
At its foundation, eight pieces of music written by composers from around the world. Paired with scientists of their own choosing, composers make music inspired by and reflective of the individual's scientific practice. Each piece, written for amplified cello and electronics, will be performed by Jeffrey Zeigler, long time member of Kronos Quartet, cellist for John Zorn, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and many more.
The unique collaboration will premiere in New York City Fall of 2018, followed by performances in Mexico City, Austin, and beyond.
Commissioned by Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory
Curated by Jeffrey Zeigler & Graham Reynolds
Conceived by Graham Reynolds
An impressive gathering of globally-acclaimed composers, each celebrated for their unfettered originality, yet unique in their creative process and experience... from West African storytelling and collaborations with Herbie Hancock, to elaborate electronic pedal setups and tours with St. Vincent.
New York City
Foday Musa Sosa
Japan / NYC
Austin / NYC
Maja S.K. Ratkje
Felipe Pérez Santiago
Selected by the composers, this array of individuals not only represents the scientific minds which intrigue and inspire the musicians, but also speaks to a range of work and research that has shaped humanity as a whole. Past or present, lost or living on, these scientists are recognized for their influence on our understanding of the world around us and our place in it.
George Washington Carver
Botanist, Chemist, Inventor
Astronomer, SETI Institute
Neuroscientist, Allen Institute