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14 April 2015 / News
Typically we don’t connect Einstein with music. Yet as well as being one of the greatest physicists of all time, Einstein was also a fine amateur pianist and violinist. He maintained that music contributed greatly to his understanding of time and space. Next month’s 2015 Canberra International Music Festival will mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and we'll perform works related to this theme.
Canberra International Music Festival’s Artistic Director Roland Peelman has developed a programme that invites us to explore the relationships between music and science, music and mathematics as well as the time and motion equation. Entitled “Sound on Site”, the program will commence with music from the classical canon and conclude with the work of contemporary composers who offer a fundamentally changed perspective of time. The programme features the music of Philip Glass, composer of the opera Einstein on the Beach, and we'll be performing concerts in three of Canberra’s notable science sites, the National Botanic Gardens, the Shine Dome and Mt. Stromlo. Eminent scientists will be invited to give pre-concert talks at these venues.
Roland Peelman is also director of Australia’s premier vocal ensemble The Song Company, who were guest artists at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson earlier this year.
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