If you have ever gone out on a starry night or looked through a telescope and wished you had a soundtrack to go with it, here is your chance. Tafelmusik will be presenting live in Brisbane inspiring classical to go with stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Named 'The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres', this presentation combines music, photography and story-telling in a live performance like no other. Tafelmusik will be performing the best of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, to name a few, as a backdrop to the panorama of planets being displayed. Some say these are the tunes that were probably stuck in the head of Galileo when he discovered the moons of Jupiter.
This 'epic space odyssey', as it is known, will be one to remember, as Tafelmusik seek to present a one-of-a-kind performance that will amaze attendees and help present our solar system in an inspirational light. Not only does the presentation highlight the music that inspired early astronomers, but also it presents the very work that the astronomers discovered in a special way. Various stars and planets will be shown throughout the performance, including Jupiter, which Galileo discovered. This presentation has been performed in several countries, and the public has seemed to enjoy the planets presented in such a different but engaging way.
To most people, the Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik does not ring a bell. But chances are that after you have been to 'The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres', the violins will still be playing in your head. What's more, is that the whole presentation will be performed from memory by Tafelmusik, and will provide interesting and soothing background music to the images unfolding on the screen.
The performance will be part of the Stephen Kinston Tribute Concert at QPAC in March, as Tafelmusik take their tour around Australia. 'The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres' is supported by Musica Viva's Amadeus Society and Apache Energy Ltd. So to hear a great 'soundtrack' of sorts to an assortment of stunning images straight from the Hubble deep space Telescope, visit the Musica Viva website to book tickets.