A Visual Album
About Hearing Stars
Inspired by iconic images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Hearing Stars was conceived as an interdisciplinary means of introducing people, primarily young audiences, to contemporary classical music and astronomy. Consonance will be working with the Bergamot Quartet and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), to compose and produce a set of five original 8–15 min. music videos detailing the life cycle of stars through five stages: 1) protostar, 2) star system, 3) supernova, 4) black hole, and 5) dark matter.
The completed videos will be released here and on our respective social media channels in early 2021. As an interdisciplinary project involving music, science, and cinematography, our shared hope is that our work would ignite curiosity in a new generation of scientists and musicians alike.
We are currently in the process of recording and filming the album, working with recording engineer Andrew Bohman and videographer Caroline Xia. To cover the production costs, we have also started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to support the project. It's been a long journey getting all the pieces in place, especially amidst everything this year, and any support would mean the world (and galaxy) to us!
Recording with Andrew Bohman (R)