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"The Creation of the World" - Exploring the Intersection of Music and Science

Thanks to the efforts of member Art Lewis and the assistance of Emory's William Ransom, just mention "Science Tavern" at the Schwartz Center box office and you will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.

General admission to this event is $20 and $15 for qualifying discounts. It is free for Emory faculty, staff, student and members of Emory Friends of Music. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Arts at Emory Box Office at [masked]-5050.

Visit the Arts at Emory calendar page for additional information.

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Center for Chemical Evolution present The Creation of the World, which explores the intersection between science and art beginning with a lively “contrapuntal” scripted conversation between two distinguished and famously accessible master teachers, Dr. David Lynn and Dr. Dwight Andrews.

This discussion will start at the very beginning of both subjects - the origin of life and the origin of music - from current scientific understanding and theories of chemical and biological origins and current theoretical and physical understanding of the origins of sound and music.

The second half of the program will be performed by the Vega String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, and an all-start cast of Emory faculty and guest artists and will open with a performance of the Adagio and Fugue from J. S. Bach’s Sonata in C for Solo Violin.

Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is located on North Decatur Road close to the intersection with Clifton Road. This webpage provides detailed directions, as well as instructions for patron drop-off and parking.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall it was wonderful. I always object to speakers who only read prepared notes. The music was too discordant for my taste, but wonderfully done.

    February 3, 2012

  • Lissa

    quite enjoyable and thoughtful--though it seemed a bit like a work in progress. :) I will look forward to future similar events.

    February 1, 2012

  • Kathy

    Interesting presentation and the concert portion was fantastic!

    January 30, 2012

  • Marc M.

    Thanks Jane Kelly and Art Lewis for making this wonderful concert a Science Tavern meetup!

    January 30, 2012

  • Arthur L.

    The discussion for the "Intersection of Music and Science" was attractively presented and very rewarding. The atmosphere was serious yet friendly and sometimes even good-humored. The visual supplements did a nice of job of illustrating concepts. The occasionally diffuse explanation, for example that of overtones, may have not been sufficiently clear to those not already conversant with the topic.

    The choice of musical examples was superb. It included art works of the highest aesthetic level, the Bach and Bartók compositions, and the readily enjoyable, excellent Milhaud. The performances were truly world class, yes.

    The unaccompanied Bach first movement was an inspired choice for demonstrating organic development — or evolution. And in larger scale, the Bartók was equally organic across its entire multi-part work. The Milhaud served as a lighter, artistically performed conclusion; it was organic among its movements in a manner comparable to that of the Bartók.

    January 30, 2012

  • Diana

    Great music! Dwight Andrews' comments were very enlightening.

    January 30, 2012

  • Jane K.

    I loved the concept of a presentation on the universality of paradigms in music and science. The musical performance was incredible. Please do more programs like this one!! Kudos to Dr. Lynn and his team for bringing their ideas to the public in such a forum. I only wish Dr. Lynn could have gone into more detail by giving examples to explain how his work related to the fugue -- the idea that short pieces of information recombined lead to complexity. I know he said it but I don't think most of the audience understood. The multimedia art accompanying his talk was fun but I am afraid that it is distracting rather than adding to the presentation.

    January 30, 2012

  • Ken M.

    Excellent talk and concert. The only thing I would suggest is a clipon mike for the music lecture.

    January 30, 2012

  • Danny

    Excellent...can't think of anything about which to complain!

    January 30, 2012

  • Dan S.

    Outstanding! Excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

    January 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    GREAT event! Thanks Marc!

    January 29, 2012

  • Marc M.

    I'll chime in here to end this thread so as to forestall the cascade of emails that might result. (Yes, a comment posted for an event results in an email being sent to everyone attending, so it's best to address questions to me or a co-host.)

    I have no exact time for the concert. My guess is that it will be "concert length" - around two hours, give or take.

    Also, I have been put on notice that it will be a busy day at Emory tomorrow, so it's a good idea to plan to arrive early. Thanks!

    January 28, 2012

  • Arthur L.

    Correction: Bach about 12 minutes.

    January 28, 2012

  • Arthur L.

    Conversation?
    Bach about 6 minutes; Bartók and Milhaud each about 15.

    January 28, 2012

  • Russell

    How long is this expected to last?

    January 28, 2012

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