The Sounds of Science
Join the Falling Tree Collaborative April 8 at MSU's Cook Recital Hall to hear musical collaborations between composers and researchers in the plant sciences.
Synthesizing and Sampling Sonic Adventures with Stephanie
Presented at the following times:
Saturday, April 1, 12:30 - 1:00 PM at STEM Teaching and Learning Facility Workshop Stage
Sunday, April 2, 12:30 - 1:00 PM at STEM Teaching and Learning Facility Workshop Stage
Appropriate for: Elementary school age, Middle school age, High school age, Over 21 years only
Want to visit the surface of mars, the inside of a crystal cave, or a trail in a tropical rainforest without leaving the room? In this the performance/talk hybrid, Dr. Stephanie E. Vasko will perform a series of pieces which evoke different adventures. The talk portion will focus on the tools she uses, how she collects and manipulates sound, and what inspires her to create these works.
Learn more about Synthesizing and Sampling Sonic Adventures with Stephanie
The Falling Tree Collaborative
Saturday, April 8, 8:00 - 9:00 PM at https://livestream.com/wkar/ftc
Appropriate for: High school age, Over 21 years only
The Falling Tree Collaborative concert series is an ongoing collaboration between scientists and composers with the goal to increase scientific literacy of the public through a novel combination of scientific presentation and musical performance. This concert series is designed to bring the sounds of the proverbial “tree falling in a forest” to new audiences and explores themes of climate change, sustainable food production, and general wonder of our shared natural world with a special focus on systems involving plants. The performance will feature the work of four MSU plant Biologists (Kadeem Gilbert, Krista Isaacs, Phoebe Zarnetske, Berkley Walker) with contemporary music from four Michigan Composers (Libby Meyer, Lisa Coons, Lyn Goeringer, Spencer Arias). This event is free and open to the public as part of the MSU Science Festival.