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April 1, 2014

Symphonic Music…Meet Colorado Geology

by Herb Saperstone

imageIf only the rocks could talk…er.. could play a symphony, this is what it would sound like.  In honor of the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary, Boulder based-composer and geologist Jeffrey Nytch was commissioned  to compose a new symphonic work called ‘Formations’.  Mr. Nytch expresses his deep passion for Colorado’s geology as the inspiration for his work in 4 movements. You can read more about this amazing intersection of inspiration, music, and earth science at the Boulder Philharmonic’s website. I owe a debt of thanks to artists like Jeffrey for expressing our natural world in new and exciting ways.

Listen to excerpts from “Formations” here.  Also check out the artwork that accompanies the symphony by Boulder artist Steve Lowtwait.

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