• "The Transit of Maarten"

    May 08, 2012 06:19
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    To date I've scored six (going on seven) films for Maarten Roos, former astrophysicist and now a scientific/educational film producer based in Portugal. We met for the first time just a few days ago. It was really fun to meet him in person! He was in the L.A. area to give a presentation on 'scientific/educational film making' to the astrophysics department ...

  • Franklin and the Transit of Venus

    May 05, 2012 19:43

    "The improvement of geography and astronomy is the common concern of all polite nations".

    —Benjamin Franklin (1753)

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    Franklin’s interest in astronomy began when he was a boy. One of the earliest books he read was The Surprising Miracles of Nature and Art which discussed meteors, comets and eclipses. By 1748 he was a minor expert on astronomy, and every ...

  • Glass Armonica in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Kennedy Center

    November 19, 2011 02:59

    I'm playing the glass armonica part in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor for the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center (Nov 10-19, 2011)—eight performances in all.

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    In the opera, Lucia is in love with Edgardo but her family wants her to marry Arturo—because Edgardo is broke but Arturo has money. Edgardo goes away on business, so Lucia's brother forges ...

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