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“Music of the Spheres” at ‘Imiloa

Ebb & Flow Arts will present an all new “Music of the Spheres” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Planetarium.

This free event will feature electronic music with in-house 3-D digital projection, and full dome films that feature visual art by Hawaii-based artists. The event is free.

Several of the composers and artists will be present.

Lee Michael, Maria and Dominik Walczuk of Mountain View will create a full dome film, “Hoodoo Zephyr,” commissioned by E&FA, with footage of a lava flow. Visit

Electronic music will be provided by John Adams. Visit

Jon Magnussen of Honolulu will present “Road Trip,” commissioned by E&FA, which will be matched with 3-D digital projection from Imiloa Planetarium, Shawn Laatsch, director.Visit

John Melby’s “… of quiet desperation …” for computer-generated electronic sound will also be choreographed with Imiloa’s 3-D, in-house effects.Visit

Peter Swanzy of Maui will present “Charlie,” a provocative multimedia work commissioned by E&FA for its world premiere at ‘Imiloa. Visit

And finally, Charles Wuorinen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning electronic work, “Times Encomium Part 2” will feature a full dome film of paintings by Martha Woodbury of Maui coordinated by Swanzy. Visit and

This event is part of E&FA’s annual, multiday, multisite, international North South East West Festival 2013.

NSEW Festival is produced, in part, with support from the Makana Aloha Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, AHS Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority/Maui County OED/CPEP, John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts, Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Edward T. Cone Foundation, BMI Foundation, the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and private contributions.

Ebb & Flow Arts Inc. is a nonprofit presenter of modern music and multimedia events. It was founded in 1999 by composer/pianist Robert Pollock.

It aims to build bridges between the arts and connect artistic expressions and cultures. E&FA creates a global sound board and mirror for music and art in Hawaii.

The organization also teaches children how to read and write music with “Scaling Haleakala,” an original curriculum. For more information, visit, email, find it on Facebook.

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is located at 600 Imiloa Place in Hilo. Visit for more information.


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