If you’re in the Northwest (USA) March 8, 2015… I invite you to my free pre-Spring piano concert, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the famous “pale blue dot” photograph taken by Voyager I in 1990… from out beyond Saturn… What does the image sound like? It’s a matter of poetic license… If all goes well, MP3 and CD recordings will be available soon. Just let me know here or by email, to get on the list to be notified re availability.
“THE MUSIC OF SATURN AND BEYOND”
David Salminen – 3 pm Sunday, March 8, 2015
(Note: Clocks “Spring Forward” on the night March 7 going into March 8… so please be aware of the time change. But not to worry – your smart phone probably registers “Daylight Savings” for you automatically!)
Portland Piano Company, 711 SW 14th Ave, Portland Oregon
Open to the public – no tickets necessary. Donations to support more presentations of this kind are gratefully received.
For more information about David Salminen’s music and how to purchase CD’s of his concerts, call: 503-762-6387 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As is sometimes the case with my concerts, there are actually quite personal reasons behind the choice of theme. The reasons need not remain secret, but nonetheless, they are not so easy to explain. I was quite moved when I discovered, quite recently, that February, 2015 was the 25th anniversary (some might call it the “jubilee”) of the famous “Pale Blue Dot” photograph, taken by Voyager 1 at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan. And I wanted to honor this occasion – this gift to all humanity, courtesy of Carl Sagan and other far-seeing individuals. As Sagan himself wrote, “It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
photo credit: photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov