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.

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.

Friday
7:30 pm
April 7
H.F. DeLuca Forum

SoundWaves: Revolutionary Change

This event is free (except for food or beverage purchases) and open to the public. Registration is requested.


What was life like in 1776? What did people know, and what did they wonder about? What about the other side of the world? What was the music of the time? Join UW–Madison scholars Eric Bach, Tom Broman, David McDonald, Howard Schweber and Daniel Grabois as they explore the founding of America in the final event of the year.

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