Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars



  • Thursday, April 17 | 7:15 – 8:15 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Recommended for grade 12 and adults
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium
  • Admission: $15; buy tickets
  • Associated Persons

    With Ian Ethan Case, composer/musician, and The Open Land Trio


As you soar through nebulas, galaxies, and star systems under the immersive dome of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, live music with simple beginnings builds layer upon layer into an intricate universe of musical loops created by masters of an evocative style. Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan and his Open Land Trio fluidly combine a staggering variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by the multi-layered compositions, using no pre-recorded sounds.

Experience the moment of creation in performance as these virtuosos perform live — their music complimented by visions from deep outer space.

Tickets on sale beginning Thursday, January 16 (Tuesday, January 14 for Museum members).

Photo © David Rabkin