"Music From Space"

By WKTV News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Location: Hamilton College, Wellin Hall

Phone: 315-859-4331


Event Description

The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a weekend of contemporary music Nov. 10 -11 in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus. Piano in the 20th Century and Beyond will be presented on Saturday, November Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Music from Space will be on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Professor of Music Samuel Pellmam presents Music from Space. The program includes new music for digital audio accompanied by visuals inspired by images from outer space. “The discoveries of our space program have been a deep source of inspiration for my work with new musical media,” says Pellman.

"Music from Space" begins with a few works from “Selected Nebulae,” a suite of short movements inspired by images taken of nebulae in deep space by the orbiting “Great Observatories” (the Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra, and Compton space telescopes). This photography is the raw material for videos created by Hamilton graduate Miranda Raimondi. Also on the program will be two new works, “Selected Galaxies: Spirals,” and “Selected Galaxies: Peculiar” accompanied by video by student Benjamin Salzman created by animating digital photographs of distant galaxies taken by orbiting observatories.

The program also includes “Lament for a Paradise Lost,” commissioned by Hamilton College to be included in the time capsule that will be opened during the College’s tercentennial in 2112. This work, for solo oboe, will be performed by student Kevin Boettger. Accompanying the performance will be video clips of central New York produced by Hamilton graduate Lauren Koss.

All seats are general admission, and no tickets are required. For more information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit

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