Water and Fire Ecoacoustics

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Water and Fire Ecoacoustics

FREE CONCERT – please reserve your seat under Buy Ticket

Experience a sonic immersion in the science of fire and water in the Water and Fire Ecoacoustics concert. The evening features music for string quartet and electronics that is drawn from water and fire research from science departments in SJSU and UCSD. The wildfire-driven music is written by students of composition, electronic music, and theory & analysis at the School of Music and Dance. Music students have analyzed data from SJSU's Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center as source material in order to compose pieces for string quartet and/or electronics. The water-driven music explores the otherworldly sounds of Arctic bearded seals and the multiplicity of rhythms and patterns of water, all cast into music for string quartet and electronics by Christopher Luna-Mega.

The concert will feature a conversation between Joshua Jones (researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Miguel Valero (researcher at the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center) and Christopher Luna-Mega (composition and electronic music faculty at the School of Music and Dance) about the intersections of science and music. This conversation will serve as an introduction to the pieces featured in the evening.

Sponsored in part by the College of Humanities & the Arts Artistic Excellence Programming Grant.

To attend a live performance by following the county and the University guidelines, please review below:


All attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.Unvaccinated and children over the age of 12, will need to present a negative PCR COVID test administered within 72 hours prior to attending.

Minors under the age of 11 must wear a mask at all times whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Digital and physical forms of proof will be accepted, including:

  1. CLEAR app Digital Vaccine Health Pass
  2. CDC Vaccination Card, with a valid Photo ID
  3. Digital photo of Vaccination Card, with a valid photo ID
  4. State of California digital vaccination card, with a valid photo ID. Medical and religious exemptions must provide signed documentation to the School of Music and Dance five (5) business days prior to the event, as well as a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hour of attendance.

MASKS REQUIRED in accordance 33.with Santa Clara County's most recent health order. If you do not have a mask, our ushers can provide one at entry. 

Date(s) - May 04, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hammer Theatre

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