Science & Symphony Films

  • Dec. 13, 2023, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Jose Francisco Salgado, KV265
  • Mike Albrow
  • Video

Since 2006 José Francisco Salgado (BS in Physics, Univ. of Puerto Rico; PhD in Astronomy, Univ. of Michigan) has been collaborating with orchestras, chamber musicians, and composers to present original science films that provoke curiosity and a sense of wonder about Earth and the Universe. The films are meticulously edited to accompany orchestral works and feature scientific visualizations, space probe images, historical documents, and Salgado’s photography of natural phenomena. The success of the first two films led to the formation of KV 265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through the arts. To date, these Science & Symphony films have been presented in 257 concerts and 185 talks reaching a combined audience of 480,000 people in more than 100 cities spanning all continents. In this presentation, Salgado will talk about KV 265’s mission and the creative process of making these Science & Symphony films.