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  • © Jonathan Beckley


Thursday, April 4 | 7:30 and 9:00 pm

Synesthesia Suite

Synesthetic orchestral composer Mary Bichner returns to the Charles Hayden Planetarium, in partnership with the Museum of Science, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University for a new evening of Synesthesia Suite.

Don’t miss this one-night only immersive musical experience, featuring live performances of Bichner's compositions paired with stunning visuals directly inspired by her polymodal synesthesia, allowing audience members to “hear” color and “see” sound just as Bichner does when she listens to music.

The synesthetic visuals for this latest concert in the series will be presented in two exciting and innovative forms: a collection of dazzling 360-degree videos created by the Museum's award-winning artistic team for the Planetarium's fulldome, and an entirely new immersive LED-based technology featuring wearables being developed especially for the concert series by the renowned scientists of MIT Media Lab and ASU's SciHub, as well as generative immersive visuals inspired by nature and physics. Entitled the HyLighter, this new technology will be created under the direction of theoretical physicists Frank Wilczek (Nobel laureate and Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics) and Nathan Newman (Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science).

This project is funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Seating is general admission, so we encourage you to arrive early to guarantee your party is seated together. Doors to the theater will open 10 minutes prior to the start time. Late seating will be accommodated when possible.


Charles Hayden Planetarium


Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

Public Event

Separate ticket required. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 day of event

The 7:30 pm show is sold out.


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