Jean-Pierre Luminet: “The Harmony of the Spheres,
From Antiquity to Contemporary Music” Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.
An evening under the stars: the renowned French astrophysicist a specialist in black holes and cosmology and co-author of Le Noir de l’Étoile will speak about the link between music and the celestial bodies beyond our horizon.
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater. Talk starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, go to http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2011/spring/grisey/.
Gérard Grisey: “Le Noir de l’Étoile” Les Percussions
de Strasbourg Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
An evening-length percussion piece by French composer Gérard Grisey, using a feed of distant pulsars, is performed around the audience with more than 400 instruments by the six musicians of the world-renowned ensemble Les Percussions de Strasbourg.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall. Tickets are $15/$10/$5. For more about the show, and reserve tickets, go to http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2011/spring/grisey/.