The Periodic Table On

Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th Century Science and Music

Friday, February 6, 2009
7:30 p.m.

Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, UW-Madison Campus

"I enjoyed the Dava Sobel presentation very much. I have
long felt that Galileo's seeing the moons of Jupiter for
the first time was one of the seminal moments in the
advancement of human knowledge, comparable to
Einstein's thought experiment with the Bern streetcars."
Terry Haller
Community Leader

"I write now to thank you for the program last night.
It was remarkable, beautifully conceived and produced.
The evening offered the audience a highly literate and
moving account of Galileo's remarkable moment
in the history of science and human thought and
music. It offered me, as someone who works increasingly
on projects at the intersections of science and art
and poetics, geunuine hope for the public as well as
scholarly future of such inquiry. I came for that
reason but also for Ronn McFarlane's playing.
I found much else to delight."
Theresa M. Kelley
Marjorie and Lorin Tiefenthaler Professor of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Thank you for a remarkable evening last night
at the Perpetual Motion performance at Lathrop Hall.
The unique combination of legacy instrumentation, voice,
narration, languages, and visual imagery was quite
powerful and exercised and challenged all corners of our
brains. We suspect that was your goal."
Frank D. Byrne, MD
President St. Mary's Hospital



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