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Slater Concourse Gallery

February 1 – May 20, 2019
Slater Concourse Gallery

Drawing on objects from the Tufts University Permanent Collection and the Lilly Music Library Collection, Reverberations celebrates the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with sounds and images that reflect the energy and anticipation of space travel, experimentation, and interplanetary communication.

Organized by Liz Canter, Manager of Academic Programs with Paul Lehrman, Senior Lecturer of Music and Multimedia Arts and Director of Music Engineering, Kristen Valenti, Museum Education AG19, Bradley DeMatteo, Ethnomusicology AG19, and Michael Rogan, Head of the Lilly Music Library

Exhibition-related public programs [ Full calendar ]
All programs are located in the galleries and are open and free to all

Aidekman Arts Center / Medford
Slater Concourse Gallery

Lunchtime Talk: Music in Outer Space: Fiction vs. Reality
With Guy Livingston, pianist and radio host of "The Bug" (The Netherlands)

From Star Wars to A Space Odyssey, music has defined our feelings and emotions connected with space, the Moon, interstellar travel, life on Mars, and a host of other completely fictional sensations that we nonetheless feel very strongly, and recall immediately. The reality of music in space is sometimes more prosaic, but also much wilder. The two golden records on the Voyager spacecraft, the audio composed by various musicians which has been (and will be) played in space; these are just as fantastic as the movie soundtracks. For this lecture, Livingston will draw on his experiences as musician, podcaster, and as an informal consultant to the European Space Agency. This talk is presented in conjunction with Reverberations: Sound and Space, currently on view in the Slater Concourse