$ 10.00 USD
THE SOUND OF SCIENCE is a concert and album presenting eight pieces of music by seven celebrated composers.
Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by world-renowned cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, long time member of Kronos Quartet, cellist for John Zorn, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and many more.
From West African storytelling and collaborations with Herbie Hancock, to radioactive medical procedures and tours with St. Vincent, each composer involved is celebrated for their unfettered originality, yet unique in their creative process and experience. The composers self-selected an array of scientific minds which intrigued them musically, and which represent a range of research that has shaped humanity as a whole.
All eight new works are inspired by and reflective of the scientist’s practice, and in some cases, even incorporate sounds sourced directly from their research.
Featuring new works by & based on:
Yuka Honda (Japan/NYC) & Katherine Johnson (Mathematician)
Foday Musa Suso (The Gambia) & George Washington Carver (Botanist)
Felipe Pérez Santiago (Mexico City) & Jill Tarter (Astronomer)
Maja Ratkje (Norway) & Signe Kjelstrup (Chemist)
Sarah Lipstate (LA/Austin) & Marie Curie (Physicist)
Paola Prestini (NYC) & Andrew Kruczkiewicz (Climatologist)
Graham Reynolds (Austin) & Barry Chernoff (Biologist) + Kristen Harris (Neuroscientist)
Co-curated by Zeigler and acclaimed composer-bandleader Graham Reynolds, The Sound of Science brings the two disciplines together in a celebration of their shared culture of inquiry, and invites audiences to explore the importance of – and connections between – different kinds of creation and discovery in the quest for a deeper understanding of the world around us and each other.
Commissioned by Golden Hornet. Co-commissioned by Kathleen & Harvey Guion.
Learn more about Golden Hornet and each composer-scientist pair at www.goldenhornet.org
MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite was originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. The work, composed by Golden Hornet Artistic Director Graham Reynolds, merges instrumental country music and western soundtracks with a power jazz rhythm section, a classic string quartet, all alongside horns. In total, a fourteen-member ensemble featuring legendary country guitarist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and ever-smiling pedal steel player Ricky Davis (Dale Watson).
$ 25.00 USD
2018 reissue of Austin, Texas-based composer Graham Reynolds’s 'The Difference Engine: A Triple Concerto' - on vinyl for the first time ever! Includes never-before-released remixes from The Octopus Project, Demián Gálvez, Adrian Quesada, Peter Stopchinski, DJ Spooky, and Orión Garcia!
$ 10.00 USD
Original Ballet Score for Part One of Ballet Austin’s production of the same title. Also includes remixes from two Mexico City based composers.
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