Catalyst Conversations at Bartos Theatre

Join us for 'Confronting the Vacuum' with Mark Pevsner and Melissa Franklin featuring soprano Sonja Tengblad.

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Cambridge, MA

February 09, 2016 at 7:00pm - February 09, 2016 at 8:00pm

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Composer Mark Pevsner and Harvard physicist Melissa Franklin are both interested in how ideas fulfill themselves out of emptiness. Franklin investigates fundamental forces and elementary particles, with particular attention to fields. She contemplates the distinction between nothing and something. Pevsner structures his compositions against a backdrop of emptiness. His musical ideas, by creating their own language and vocabulary, are designed to coalesce into a "something". Their conversation promises to be mind expanding and will feature a performance with Mark Pevsner, piano and Sonja Tengblad, soprano. Selections from Pevsner's song cycle 'The Four Seasons' will include the world premiere of 'Herbsttag'.

About Catalyst Conversations

Catalyst Conversations

Catalyst Conversations was launched by artist, curator and educator Deborah Davidson in 2012 to present provocative ideas that cut across art and science to an engaged public.

Our Mission is to present provocative talks by visual and performing artists whose work resonates with science and technology, sparking conversations, synergy and futu...

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February 09, 2016 at 7:00pm - February 09, 2016 at 8:00pm


20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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