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The Effects of Gravity tells the story of our cosmic origins—the formation of the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, our solar system, and our planet— from both scientific and poetic perspectives. The performance is richly illustrated with animated computer graphics and astronomical images brought to life by a live, blazingly virtuosic electric guitar score and original poetry that embraces the vastness, complexity, and beauty of the cosmos and our efforts to understand it. At this historic juncture where the James Webb Space Telescope and other observatories are bringing us stunning images and where science, regrettably, is under attack, we are pleased to offer The Effects of Gravity as an artful, fact-filled multi-media performance that celebrates the human quest for understanding as it speaks for planetary stewardship.
Featuring poet David Gonzalez, composer/musician Alvaro Domene, and astrophysicist Luke Keller.
Astrophysicist and award-winning professor of physics and astronomy at Ithaca College, Dr. Luke Keller, explores the origins of stars and planets at the intersection of science and art.
Poet and storyteller David Gonzalez received a Drama Desk Nomination, is a Joseph Campbell Fellow, and tours nationally with his original productions.
Prolific guitarist-composer-producer Álvaro Domene continues his virtuosic exploration of the electric guitar as a tool to conjure soundscapes, induce pure thought via music, and invoke sonic mayhem.
Art installation in the lobby gallery by Karen Jenson.