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“The Music of Physics” with Composer Roger Zare


Lipinsky Hall Auditorium

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Roger Zare, an award winning composer and U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s 2023 guest composer, will present “The Music of Physics” at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 9 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Zare’s intersectional work translates concepts of higher-energy physics into the language of music while still remaining accessible to the audience. 

Zare will discuss his experience working with particle physicists to inspire new compositions. Excerpts from his piano piece “Quantum Field,” written for his Fermilab residency and finished weeks ago, will have its first public performance at this event, performed by pianist Leonidas Lagrimas. 

Zare has composed over 100 pieces of music, over half of which have been related to science. Zare was chosen by Fermilab’s year-long guest composer program intended to inspire people and, through the music created during the residency, help them appreciate science from a different perspective.

The lecture and performance will be followed by a mixer to promote discussion amongst attendees interested in participating in interdisciplinary collaborations.


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February 9
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Lipinsky Hall Auditorium