Cosmic Loops: Music Beneath the Stars



  • Thursday, October 16 | 7:15 – 8:15 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Recommended for grades 9 – 12 and adults
  • Charles Hayden Planetarium
  • Admission: $15; buy tickets
  • Associated Persons

    With Ian Ethan, composer/musician; Eugene Friesen, composer/musician


As you soar through nebulas, galaxies, and star systems in the immersive space under the Charles Hayden Planetarium's dome, 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 fluidly combines a staggering variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by his multi-layered compositions, further expanded using real-time live looping technology with no pre-recorded sounds.

Ian and four-time Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen take the music into new dimensions in a rare duo performance. Experience this unique combination of live music complemented by the Planetarium team's stunning visions on the dome overhead.

Tickets on sale beginning Thursday, August 28 (Tuesday, August 26 for Museum members).

Photo © David Rabkin