MEETS MUSIC - Apr. 23, 25 & 26 when Grammy-Nominated
electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant "Invites Invention"
with scientists from MIT and Harvard on-stage at the Cambridge
Science Festival. Each “Inviting Invention”
event in this series combines performance, interview and
collaboration between Henson-Conant, moderator Jonathan
Wyner and their special guests. Through
the exploration of diverse minds, the audience is invited
into the worlds of creative invention and the alchemy
of collaboration. Example: How is being a nuclear physicist
like being a musician, and how can the two possibly
create something together - right now - in front
of an audience?
to the public. Shows take place April 23rd and
25th at 6:30pm and April 26th at 2:30pm at Novartis Auditorium
at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 220
Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. Details at HipHarp.com
special guests include:
Lecture-Demonstrator & Performing Scientist
Dany Adams, Assistant
Research Investigator, Harvard University
Dr. Ted Selker,
Associate Professor MIT Media Lab, Director of the Context
Aware Computing Group
Henson-Conant is a 2007 Grammy-Nominated artist
known for her renegade performances that mix theatre,
music and humor, and for revolutionizing the elite concert
harp into an electric strap-on 31-string hybrid she plays
in genres from blues to flamenco. Her most recent work,
the CD, DVD and TV project “Invention & Alchemy,”
debuted on PBS stations across the U.S. in March 2007.
Invention” is moderated by producer, mastering engineer,
performer and coach Jonathan Wyner and
is supported in part by a grant from the Cambridge
Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by
Cultural Council, a state agency, a grant from the
Council for the Arts at MIT and by Novartis Institutes
for Biomedical Research.
details subject to change. Please see the “Tour
Page” at www.HipHarp.com
for updated info.