On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's prediction of gravitational waves (ripples in the very fabric of spacetime), the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the detection of a gravitational-wave signal from a merging black-hole binary. In celebration of this amazing achievement, acclaimed composer and performer Andrea Centazzo and NASA scientist Michele Vallisneri team up again for a new production straddling the creative boundaries of art and science.
Centazzo and Vallisneri present Tides of gravity, a new multimedia show blending the startling concepts of Einstein's theory with new music and video from NASA's space missions. The show resumes the scientific and artistic journey that began with Einstein's Cosmic Messengers; reinventing in the splendor of HD projection an experience already enjoyed by audience around the world. Tides of gravity premiered to critical acclaim on May 31, 2016, at the California Institute of Technology.
In more than 30 years of career, composer, conductor, percussionist and video artist Andrea Centazzo has performed more than 1500 concerts and recorded more than 150 works, and he has received a number of international music and video awards. He has been at the avant garde of creating multimedia experiences that combine live music with video images, blending traditional instrumentation with the latest digital technology.
Michele Vallisneri is a theoretical physicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research accomplishments span the detection, analysis, and interpretation of gravitational-wave signals, computational physics, and the creative interface of science and art, as explored through music, visualization, and computer programs.