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"Science is creative: it’s coming up with ideas no one thought of before and exploring them in novel ways.  The results can be beautiful and awe-inspiring. Music of Reality is presenting music that incorporates science, literally and figuratively. Go listen and be inspired."

- Matthew Kleban, theoretical physicist and director of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU



Dr. Matthew Kleban, theoretical physicist

Associate Professor of Physics at New York University
Areas of Research: string theory, theoretical cosmology, particle physics
List of Publications

Dr. Tae Hong Park, composer and music technologist

Associate Professor of Music Composition and Technology at New York University
Areas of Research: Soundscape, Audio Signal Processing, Music Information Retrieval, Computational Music Analysis, Acoustic/Electro-Acoustic Music Composition, Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobile Computing and HCI
NYU Faculty Page

Dr. Paul Garrity, biologist

Professor of Biology at Brandeis University
Area of Research: Molecular basis of sensory transduction and behavior
Garrity Lab Homepage

Dr. Cora Dvorkin, cosmologist

Assistant Professor of Physics at Harvard University
Areas of Research: "data-driven" cosmology, inflation, dark matter, dark energy, and neutrinos
Harvard Faculty Page
List of Publications

Dr. Irmgard Bischofberger, engineer

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of Research: pattern formations, fluid dynamics, soft condensed matter
MIT Faculty Page

Dr. Paola Rizzoli, physical oceanographer

Professor of Physical Oceanography at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of Research: climate, the general ocean circulation and ecosystem models, and assimilation of different data sets into models
MIT Faculty Page

Dr. Clara Han, anthropologist

Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Research:  poverty, disease and illness, care and violence
JHU Faculty Page

Dr. Andrew Brandel, anthropologist

Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University
Areas of Research: the relationship between public culture and migration, textuality and everyday life, and narration and political violence.
Harvard Page

Commissioned Composers

Curtis K. Hughes
Boston, MA

Sam Torres
Troy, NY

Elijah Shiffer
New York, NY

Emily Koh
Atlanta, GA

Clifton Ingram
Boston, MA

Giovanni Piacentini
Los Angeles, CA

Mischa Salkind-Pearl
Boston, MA

Jason Charney
Baltimore, MD

Stefanie Lubkowski
Boston, MA

Mary Kouyoumdjian
New York, NY

Robert Honstein
New York, NY

Norah Lorway
Cornwall, United Kingdom


Sabrina Sadique

Transient Canvas
percussion/bass clarinet duo

Table Manners DJs

Sam Torres
saxophonist/video artist

Melissa Wimbish

Ché Pérez
architect and poet

Camila Parias

Agnes Coakley Cox

Nathaniel Cox

Stephen Marotto

Ledah Finck