Hayden Planetarium Programs

Make Music New York: Gérard Grisey’s “Le Noir D'Etoile”

June 21, 2017

Hayden planetarium during the day

In 1990, Gérard Grisey composed “Le Noir D'Etoile,” an immersive composition for six percussionists in which they play along with amplified sonic emanations of pulsars. Conductor Douglas Perkins leads an ensemble in this special program, with a pre-concert lecture presentation on pulsars by astrophysicist and Curator Mordecai-Mark Mac Low.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.