Music of the rocks

By way of AlphaGalileo I learn of a concert in London this evening that will feature a piano sonata inspired by the geology and coastline of Antarctica.

The music of composer and pianist Kevin Jones is, we are told,

“…largely derived from the crystal shapes and textures revealed through imaging rock samples collected recently by Bournemouth Professor Nick Petford in the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica. Dr Stephen Bell from the renowned National Centre for Computer Animation based at Bournemouth University has collaborated with Jones to animate the images over three movements of the sonata.”

Sounds like an interesting concept. The Antarctic Sonata will be performed at the Geological Society’s Bicentenary Conference.

When and where: 18:00 on Tuesday 11 September, in the Churchill Auditorium at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London.