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After a sold out smash-hit run of Black Hole Symphony (as featured in The Boston Globe) this summer, Multiverse partners with Integral Steps to present Reef Music. This action-packed day of music, movement, and marine biology is suitable for children, adults, and families.
Young musicians ages 5-12 are invited to bring their instruments for a music and science improvisation Workshop, led by Multiverse Musicians and Teaching Artists. This is followed by a Multiverse Concert for all ages interweaving coral science, live electro-symphonic music, large-screen video, and immersive activities for audience members who love to move. A coral-themed LEGO build led by Inventor STEM School in Bedford will also be part of the pre-show interactive activities.
Musicians are joined by Marine Biologist Dr. Sarah Davies of Boston University and her lab, leading explorations of the beauty of coral ecosystems, the tragedies of coral bleaching, and the staunch efforts of scientists and citizens to embark on a global restoration project.
Thanks to our sponsor:
2:30-3:30 PM Sounds of the Reef Improvisation Workshop
3:30-4:00 PM FREE Music + Science Art Activities in the Lobby
Join in the coral-themed LEGO build or pick up a small art activity kit about the music and science of coral reefs. Work on your art project before the concert in the lobby, or take it home to enjoy later! Appropriate for all ages.
4:00 PM Multiverse Family Concert for All Ages
Featuring Marine Biologist Sarah Davies, Boston University
Music by David Ibbett, Emily Doolittle, Carl Vine
Marvento Duo: Weronika Balewski, flute & Elizabeth Chladil, piano
Reception to follow
Please join us for conversation and light refreshments with the scientists and artists. All are welcome!
For Young Musicians ages 5-7 and 8-12
Registration Fee: $30 for Workshop (includes 4 PM Concert)
Move, discover, express, respond! Like the musicians and scientists of Multiverse who collaborate to explore science through music, the young musicians in this workshop will explore the wonders of the coral reef through musical improvisation. Students will embody music joyfully, learn about the plants and animals of the coral reef environment, and create their own music as an ensemble, responding to what they learned. The workshop will be led by professional musicians and experienced improvisers, Integral Steps teaching artists and Multiverse performing artists. Integral Steps’ integrative education model of engaging the body, mind, and emotions invites students to listen, respond, and create in a multimodal and interdisciplinary way. Families and friends are invited to attend an informal share at 3:20, where students will share what they learned and perform their reef sounds.
After the workshop, participants will receive a small art activity which they can work on in the lobby during the half-hour break between the workshop and concert. We invite everyone to stay for the concert at 4:00pm!
Important Details for Sounds of the Reef Improvisation Workshop
Children (ages 4-17) $15
Children attending workshop do not need separate concert tickets.
Children 3 and under attend FREE.
Join Marine Biologist Dr. Sarah Davies of BU and Multiverse Musicians to explore the beauty of coral ecosystems, the tragedies of coral bleaching, and the staunch efforts of scientists and citizens to embark on a global restoration project. This interactive concert interweaves live science talks, music for flute, piano and electronics, together with immersive activities for audience members who love to move (participation optional).
Multiverse’s diverse musical pieces and visualizations evoke the plight of corals, revealing the complex stories of climate change that move us all.
What differences can we make? Coral scientists are working on the answers: for the oceans, and for an informed society that protects ecosystems’ futures on our planet earth.
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