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The History of Physics in 13 Songs, From Galileo to Dark Matter

Faculty Concert with Michael Gould (Residential College and School of Music, Theater and Dance), percussion with guests Alberto Rojo, guitar and vocals, and Dave Haughey, cello
Friday, September 13, 2019
8:00-9:30 PM
Keene Theater East Quadrangle Map
Join us for a 45-minute interdisciplinary musical performance that highlights the turning points in the history of physics.

The show combines fragments (excerpts from writings by some of the most prominent physicists in history) read and interpreted by a narrator (a role played by Lynnae Lehfeldt in the premiere), with original songs, based on each fragment, composed by Alberto Rojo, and performed by Alberto Rojo (guitar and voice), Michael Gould (percussion), and Dave Haughey (cello). The project explores the intersection between the arts and the sciences, and postulates that art and science are not antagonistic alternatives in the search for truth; rather, there is a broad territory of coexistence.

The movements are as follows Galileo (The Book of the Universe); Isaac Newton (From the Principia); Pierre Maupertuis (Least Action); Rudolf Clausius (The Limiting Condition); Ludwig Boltzmann (Atomic movements); James Clerk Maxwell (From letters to Faraday); Marie Curie (Radioactivity); Albert Einstein (From the 1905 paper); Max Planck (The quantum of action); Werner Heisenberg (Analogies); J. S. Bell (Remote Instruments); Richard Feynman (Trees are made of air); Vera Rubin (Dark Matter)
Building: East Quadrangle
Cost: Free - no tickets required
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Event Type: Performance
Tags: Concert, Free, History, Interdisciplinary, Music, Physics, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Residential College, School of Music, Theatre & Dance