Music and science together

Explore beyond the surface!

Our world is structured in layers. So are our bodies. And so are many of the things we construct and grow. How do these layers affect our lives? What about layers in sound and music? Find out at the next SoundWaves presentation, which attempts to peel back the onion and examine the layers in our lives.

Daniel Bennett, dermatology | Ankur Desai, atmospheric and oceanic sciences
Shanan Peters, geoscience | Aditya Akella, computer sciences
Parry Karp
, music | Daniel Grabois, music, SoundWaves curator
Admission is free. Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

SoundWaves videos

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Daniel Grabois, curator

SoundWaves 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 Discovery Building.