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On Wonder

Join us for a two-part event guided by celebrated artist, magician and researcher Jeanette Andrews.

The evening will begin with the Boston / MIT premiere of Andrews’ “In Plain Listen,” which uses a Morse-code-based musical notation system to create a musical score depicting the secret of one of the oldest pieces of magic in history purely in music form, performed in tandem with the original magic effect. MIT PhD student Valerie Chen will accompany on cello.

A performed dialogue about the evolution of magic as a performance form will follow.

Jeanette will then present pieces from her repertoire and be joined by Professor of Anthropology Graham M. Jones and Professor of Computer Science Arvind Satyanarayan in a conversation about magic, culture and visual communication.

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September 20
$15 General Public
$5 MIT ID holders
Ages 16+

Seating is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.

Co-produced by MIT Anthropology, MIT CSAIL, and Morningside Academy for Design. Supported by Amar G. Bose Research Grants.
In Plain Listen was originally commissioned and funded by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.

Jeanette will also offer a workshop on Thursday, 10am-12pm. Learn more and register here.

Presenter and Guests

Jeanette Andrews (Photo: Michael George)

Arvind Satyanarayan

Graham Jones

Valerie Chen