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Chasmata 2017

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One of the main events to mark Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th Anniversary, Chasmata is a show bringing art and science together. Organized with the invaluable collaboration of BBK, without whose support it would not have been possible, as well as the cooperation of the European Space Agency (ESA), Chasmata will take the audience on a “journey into space” through unpublished images of Mars and the presence of astronaut Pedro Duque, who will share with the participants a message coming from the International Space Station.

In Chasmata, contemporary art meets the cosmos at the crossroads through several fields: astrogeology, instrumental music, electronic music, and the visual arts. Chasmata finds inspiration in the cosmos, Frank Gehry’s building, and Richard Serra’s The Matter of Time, through the saxophone and new technologies. A unique, immersive concert, Chasmata will feature six especially composed instrumental pieces performed by over 100 saxophonists who will be located in different locations around the Museum Atrium and will interact with electronic devices.

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