Over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered — are any home to life?
Multiverse is an interdisciplinary concert and event series combining music and science in live performance. After a sold-out smash performance of Hidden Worlds in the Charles Hayden Planetarium last fall, and two groundbreaking digital events this summer, the Museum teams up with Multiverse once again for a new virtual event this fall to celebrate the release of the new full-length album Octave of Light!
Join Multiverse to explore this crucial question and celebrate the launch of Octave of Light: an album of exoplanet music by composer David Ibbett. David has sonified (light->sound) their spectra into a musical language of molecules and exoplanets, woven into music for soprano, violin, piano and electronics.
Octave of Light was created in collaboration with Roy Gould of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and features soprano Beth Sterling, violinist Amelia Sie, and the composer on piano+electronics. For this spectacular launch event, the musical pieces will be joined by stunning astrophysics visuals created by the Planetarium animation team.
Guest speaker Clara Sousa-Silva will take us from the beginning to the future of exoplanet science — including her own cutting-edge research at the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Will chemical combinations be the key to discovering life on another world?
Dr. Clara Sousa-Silva, MIT
Beth Sterling, Soprano
Amelia Sie, Violin
David Ibbett, Piano, Electronics