WASHINGTON — Experience the unfolding story of black holes as engines of gravity, light, and creation through a groundbreaking fusion of art, science, and music! A live performance of Black Hole Symphony will take place at the National Academy of Sciences on Sunday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Hole Symphony — an immersive new production from the Museum of Science, Boston, and the Multiverse Concert Series, in collaboration with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Black Hole Initiative — takes you on a symphonic journey through space-time. The symphony is performed by a chamber orchestra and accompanied by stunning, immersive visuals by the Museum of Science, Boston’s Charles Hayden Planetarium animators. Composer David Ibbett has sonified the light of black hole galaxies as musical notes and chords woven into a dramatic electro-symphonic score that reveals a hidden universe beyond the scope of our eyes. Audiences are plunged into deep space, riding relativistic jets of plasma, guided through the dense dust torus, broad-line clouds, and ultimately reaching the blazing accretion disk on the event horizon of a supermassive black hole.


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September 27, 2023