Live at Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia and the Embassy of Italy are proud to present an exclusive performance of ‘Sounds of Australia’ in the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre on Friday 6 September. This concert will showcase the EMusic project, which is a collaboration between Italian geophysicist Antonio Menghini and musician Stefano Pontani, who have created a method of transforming geophysical signals into music. Antonio and Stefano have composed EMusic pieces by the sonification of electromagnetic surveys from around the world, including the world’s largest airborne electromagnetic survey by Geoscience Australia. The performance will use both music and sound to explore the concepts of geological formations and time across four landscapes in Australia – Menindee Lakes, the Red Centre, Albany-Fraser region and the Kimberley. The band, Riccardo Marini on electronics and Marco Guidolotti on saxophone, have teamed up with Geoscience Australia geophysicist, Yusen Ley-Cooper, to perform the sounds of Australia's geology. A visual display of satellite imagery of the four locations, sourced from the Digital Earth Australia program by scientist and artist, Sean Chua, will accompany the music. The Chief Scientist is an avid supporter of the interface between science and art. Geoscience Australia is proud to support this event which highlights the capability of scientists to broadly communicate their research via music and visual art.