Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Communicating Science through Art

José Francisco Salgado
Executive Director, KV 265



Since 2006 José Francisco Salgado has been collaborating with orchestras, composers, electronic and chamber musicians to present astronomy films that provoke curiosity and a sense of wonder about Earth and the Universe. The success of the first two projects (both International Year of Astronomy Special Projects) led to the formation of KV 265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. These Science & Symphony films combine astronomical images, science visualizations, historical documents, and original photography to communicate science in non-traditional venues like concert halls and art museums. The films have reached almost 440,000 people in more than 350 concerts, lectures, and school visits in 100 cities around the world. Orchestras that have presented the films include the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Torino. Salgado will speak about how he collaborates with orchestras and other art and music-related institutions to bring astronomy to ever-broadening audiences and to inspire young minds to follow multidisciplinary paths. Excerpts of the films will be shown.

Salgado will present his Science & Symphony film Aurora Triptych and other works with the Fairbanks Symphony this Sunday October 6 at 4pm at the C.W. Davis Concert Hall.


Friday, 04 Oct. 2019

Globe Room, Elvey Building