Within Sound: The Acoustic Sculptures of Michael Brewster

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Mount Wilson Observatory—the place where humankind discovered its place in the universe—is pleased to present a special exhibition of Acoustic Sculptures created by the late Michael Brewster, to take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, 2022. Within Sound: The Acoustic Sculptures of Michael Brewster, will be presented in the historic Dome of the 100-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory. A lecture Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the Astronomical Museum Auditorium on the Mt. Wilson Observatory campus.

Within Sound launches the new Arts @ the Observatory program of fine art at Mount Wilson. There will be two presentations of the sound works on the afternoons of Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, at 3:00pm and at 6:00pm each day, with a 50-minute lecture (complimentary) about Michael Brewster in the Observatory’s Auditorium at 4:15pm, between the two performances. A reception with the curators including light fare and refreshments will be offered after the lecture.

Tickets are $50.00 each and are available for purchase online in advance (highly recommended) or at the door. For more information on this event, please visit https://www.mtwilson.edu/arts-the-observatory/brewster. For more on the arts program, please visit https://www.mtwilson.edu/arts-the-observatory.

The performance consists of six pieces, with a brief live introduction for each. The works are prerecorded, and are customized to the Dome to create sonic patterns that guests move through to experience various ways sound interacts with our bodies and minds. In order to allow guests to move around freely among the soundwaves, audiences will be limited to 60 people per performance.