The Consonance Collective and the Bergamot Quartet, Peabody Institute
Presenting “Hearing Stars,” a visual album of string quartets depicting the life cycles of stars produced by the Consonance Collective with support from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). The album follows the stars through five stages: 1) protostar (Celeste Forma), 2) star system (Iridescence), 3) supernova (SN 1054), 4) black hole (Beyond the Horizon), and 5) dark matter (Dark Mysteries).
Created over the last year, the composers of the collective wrote original pieces for the Bergamot Quartet based on these stellar life stages, with STScI providing images, visualizations, and access to scientists. We hope you enjoy the results of this special collaboration!
Videos may be viewed on the STScI YouTube channel in the “Hearing Stars – Consonance Collective” playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm0MBdI3VlBUbDQhZewZQC6Q8lzTxGnJP
Celeste Forma (Protostar) – Bobby Ge: https://youtu.be/lPeLZWZyhfM
Iridescence (Star System) – Zach Gulaboff Davis: https://youtu.be/T-mikiFLQ40
SN 1054 (Supernova) – Seo Yoon Kim: https://youtu.be/m2wY434QVRw
Beyond the Horizon (Black Hole) – Gu Wei: https://youtu.be/iRCx4nAGgCE
Dark Mysteries (Dark Matter) – Daniel Despins: https://youtu.be/prS_IIWkkK4
This project was made possible by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Jersey City Arts Council, and the Awesome Foundation.
Host: Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
Recorded live on Tuesday, May 4, 2021
More information: www.stsci.edu/public-lectures