The Music of Reality Podcast


A tiny (3 minutes or less) podcast with big ideas - tidbits about the intersections of science, music, art, and our beautiful world.  Highlighting Music of Reality collaborators, past and present, and things they find exciting or cool.

New episodes coming to you every other Monday.

Find us on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, Overcast, Stitcher, or listen in your browser via links below.


Episode 1: Matthew Kleban - Cosmic Acceleration and the Multiverse (9/5/17)

What is the multiverse? And why is the expansion rate of the universe accelerating? Matthew Kleban is the director of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics and an Associate Professor of Physics at New York University.

Learn more about Matthew Kleban here:

And you can listen to music that was inspired by universe origins, and performed alongside Matthew's lectures on previous Music of Reality events, here:

Episode 2: Emily Koh - "brrrundle" + a brief musical excerpt (9/18/17)

Emily Koh is a Boston-based Singaporean composer. In this episode, she talks about the ideas behind her solo cello piece brrrundle, commissioned by Music of Reality. Listen to the end for a short excerpt, performed by cellist Stephen Marotto.

Learn more about Emily at

Listen to the full performance of "brrrundle"

Episode 3: Sam Torres - Creating a Sonic Space (10/2/17)

Sam Torres is a Bronx-born composer, saxophonist, and electronic musician. In this episode, Sam discusses his original music for saxophone and live electronics, material that he has been refining and performing for years now, and about creating a sonic space for himself and the audience. Sam will be performing a set of this music on Music of Reality's upcoming event at MIT on Nov. 17. Learn more about him at