Daniel Grabois, curatorSoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening’s theme.
The science lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas. The music lectures, while demanding careful listening, are likewise designed for the layman and not the specialist.
Every SoundWaves event brings UW–Madison scientists from several departments together with UW–Madison School of Music faculty performers to explore a topic that is relevant to our world and our lives.
SoundWaves is free and open to the public. This series generally is held in the evening at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
I Got Rhythm: The Pulsations of the UniverseFriday, January 24, 2014
Wood You Could You? The Science and Music of WoodFriday, February 21, 2014
Could You Repeat That? Repetition in Science and MusicFriday, April 4, 2014
Heavy Metal: The Science and Music of MetalFriday, May 2, 2014
Make it an evening at Discovery
Before attending SoundWaves, enjoy fine cuisine or casual fare in Steenbock’s dining room or lounge. For reservations call 608.204.2733.