Discover The Science of Music at MOSH

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MOSH (the Museum of Science and History) is definitely attempting to stretch and spread its wings a bit in its quest to be known as a grown up space with programs for adults every bit as enjoyable as their well explored fare for students. Now they are launching a pretty cool series of performances which will explore the relationship between music and science. The first program will be presented April 14th, and it looks to be a great start to the run. More details after the Jump.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With support from Regions Bank, the Museum of Science & History is launching a new program series called The Science of Music.  MOSH is partnering with Atypical Arts to present the first two programs April 14.   The programs will explore the relationship between science and music in a daytime program and an evening performance.
At 2 p.m., producer/percussionist Matt Kilmer will use modern music technology to illustrate how computers can be used outside the recording studio, live and in real time to effect the sound of various musical instruments. Matt Kilmer is a member of the Brooklyn-based duo The Mast and has played with well known artists ranging from the hip-hop star Lauryn Hill to renowned world music virtuoso Simon Shaheen. Matt is currently working on his third season as music composer for comedian Louis CK’s popular FX television series “Louie.” The 2 p.m. The Science of Music, is a family program, and is included with museum admission.

At 7:30 p.m., The Mast will perform live in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.  The duo create a propulsive and expansive sound featuring singer Haale's layered, undulating vocals and hypnotic electric guitar riffs dancing with Matt Kilmer's polyrhythmic drumming. The interlocking guitar riffs and evocative vocals combine to create a sound that is inventive and inviting, balancing wild abandon and focused control. Hear the magic and unravel the science behind the music in this special presentation.
General admission tickets to the evening event are $15; a limited quantity of VIP tickets are available for $30.  VIP admission includes admission to the performance and a post-concert rooftop reception featuring desserts from Biscotti’s and beer from Intuition Ale Works.  Wine will also be available.  To purchase tickets, visit,
The Science of Music series will also include a week-long summer camp that will teach children the science behind traditional and non-traditional musical instruments.

In the meantime check out some of the work by John Boswell with his 'Symphony of Science" series of music videos.

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.  Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 through 12, military and seniors.  There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or museum members. Admission is $5 on Fridays. For more information, visit  

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