Farewell Moon

PERFORMANCE

Farewell Moon

Date: Wednesdays, August 21 — September 11, 2019, 4–8 pm
Price: FREE

Enjoy a magical moment under Luke Jerram’s ethereal Moon sculpture! The exhibition, The Moon: A Voyage Through Time closed, but this five-metre wide replica of the moon has been extended until September 15.

 

As we bid farewell to this popular artwork, we invite you to join us for FREE performances and interactive activities under the moon every Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm until September 11.

 

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Wednesday, August 21, 4–8 pm
SONIC ORBITER BY SYSTEM SOUNDS
Make your own music by ‘playing’ the craters of the moon in a project called Sonic Obiter. Creator Matt Russo, of System Sounds, will give a talk revealing how his team translated the rhythm and harmony of the cosmos into music and sound.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 4–8 pm
SOUNDS OF APOLLO 11 WITH BEN FEIST & SLOWPITCHSOUND
Hear artist SlowPitchSound remix moon-inspired songs with NASA recordings from the Apollo 11 mission, giving new dimension to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” After the set, NASA software engineer Ben Feist will give you an insider’s look into NASA’s ongoing study of the moon, sharing the plans for when humans return to the moon in 2024.    

 

Wednesday, September 4, 4–8 pm
LUNAR STORIES AND LYRICS WITH LABONI ISLAM AND SARAH ABUSARAR
See the moon through the light of literature! Enjoy a poetry reading by award-winning poet Laboni Islam, and hear magical moon stories from all over the world, told by storyteller Sarah Abusarar.

 

Wednesday, September 11, 4–8 pm
SUFI POETRY WITH SHENIZ JANMOHAMED AND ZOHREH SHAHBAZY
Author and poet Sheniz Janmohamed and seasoned percussionist Zohreh Shahbazy bid farewell to the moon with words, lyrics, and music inspired by Sufi poetry.

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