To celebrate the spring equinox, the Rothko Chapel shimmers with the sound of the sun in the multi-channel sound composition Moments from the Sun, created by Jeff Talman in collaboration with Daniel Huber of NASA. Recordings of the sun in the chapel play throughout the day, culminating with the final performance and a discussion with Talman and Huber in the evening.
Talman is a sound artist and composer who has created sound installations throughout the world. His major achievement is the extended exploration of reflexive resonance, a process he developed in which the ambient resonance of an installation site becomes an installation's sole sound source. His work has been featured on NPR and covered in the New York Times and Wired Magazine.
NASA astrophysicist Daniel Huber's main area of research is the understanding of the structure and evolution of stars, as well as the characterization of planets found around other stars. His work has been published in internationally renowned magazines including Nature, Science and The Astrophysical Journal.
A reception on the plaza will follow the program.