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Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Matt Russo

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
 | 7:00 pm
 – 9:00 pm 
 | $5

Pint-Sized Conversations with MOCA is a monthly night brought to you by Henderson Brewing Co. MOCA will present Body of Work every second Wednesday of the month.

Body of Work talks invite artists and those who have worked across the floors of MOCA Toronto—members of Akin’s Studio Program, Art Metropole, the Ontario Science Centre’s studio residency and the Toronto Biennial—to discuss their individual practices. ‘Body’ is a term used to describe the texture and weight of beer, and the word body in artistic practice often refers to a particular arrangement of artworks. The speakers in this series have been invited to respond to this duality.

Music of the Moon
Matt Russo

What is the rhythm of asteroid impacts on the Moon? Can the Moon’s surface carry a tune? What does 50 years of lunar exploration sound like? In this talk, Matt from SYSTEM Sounds will share some of the ways they’ve been able to generate sound and music using lunar data and what it means for the people of Earth. This is also your chance to play the Sonic Orbiter, an interactive exhibit they created for their MOCA residency that lets you explore the Moon’s surface through sound.

Matt Russo is an astrophysicist and musician, currently teaching physics and developing planetarium shows at the University of Toronto. He completed his PhD and postdoctoral research in theoretical astrophysics and is also a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Jazz Guitar Performance program. In May of 2017 he co-founded SYSTEM Sounds, a sci-art outreach project that converts astronomical data into music and sound. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and they frequently collaborate with NASA to make astronomy accessible to the visually impaired. Matt’s TED Talk “What does the universe sound like? A Musical Tour” has been viewed over 1.5 million times.

This event is free and all are welcome! If you’d like to reserve a spot, you can buy a ticket for $5 and enjoy a free pint when you arrive.
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Venue Information

Henderson Brewery

128A Sterling Rd.
Toronto, ON Canada