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Spring 2019

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APRIL 2019

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 Gallery, and is co-sponsored by the Tufts Department of Music.

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MAY 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
Tisch Family Gallery
A celebration of the MFA Thesis exhibition through a student-curated soundtrack

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