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      Composer Cosmology

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      galaxy

      As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the creative mind can’t help but be captivated and inspired, and composers are certainly no exception. From super strings to quarks, multiple dimensions to M theory, we’ll play several imaginative works by composers captivated by our universe.

      Musical Content

      Daniel Kellogg: Beginnings from Divinum Mysterium (excerpt)
      eighth blackbird
      Cedille 076
      1:22

      Derek Bermel: Heart of Space fr. Short History of the Universe
      JACK Quartet; Derek Bermel, clarinet
      7:15

      Daniel Kellogg: The Spirit of God Moved Upon the Face of the Waters from Divinum Mysterium (excerpt)
      eighth blackbird
      Cedille 076
      9:10

      Evan Ziporyn: Ka fr. Sulvasutra
      The Silk Road Ensemble
      World Village 468095
      5:16

      Tristan Murail: Gondwana (excerpt)
      ORTF National Orchestra/Yves Prin
      Naive 782175
      4:24

      Mark Petering: String Theory fr. Three Pieces for Mixed Trio
      Adams Marks, piano; Andrew Williams, violin; Jennifer Woodrum, clarinet (Fifth House Ensemble)
      Zebrina 1077
      3:41

      Michael Gandolfi: The Fractal Terrace fr. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
      Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Spano
      Telarc 60696
      3:37

      John Corigliano: The Mannheim Rocket
      Helsinki Symphony Orchestra/StorgÄrds
      Ondine 1039
      10:52

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