Radboud Sounds - Marijke en TRIFID
Radboud Sounds - Marijke en TRIFID

Cosmic jazz

There is no sound in space. After all, there is no air up there, so nothing for sound waves to travel through. But imagine if space were a place where sound could exist. If we could turn up the cosmic volume knob, what would we hear? What would it sound like when a new star is born, or two comets collide? And what music does a supernova make? Come and hear how jazz trio TRIFID and astronomer Marijke Haverkorn bring music and the universe together.

22.20 - 23.00 | Rode Zaal

Jazz in space

Jazz trio TRIFID was inspired by the quietest place you can imagine: space. They created an atmospheric and intriguing composition with their three instruments: accordion, vibraphone and double bass, and take the listener on a journey from Earth through our solar system and beyond into interstellar space. Astronomer Marijke Haverkorn is our guide during this journey. She will comment on the music we hear, and explain how the events TRIFID transposes into music work. Come listen and let your ears experience cosmic jazz for the first time.

This programme is in Dutch.

About the musicians and the speaker

TRIFID is a Dutch jazz trio consisting of Rik Cornelissen (accordion), Vincent Houdijk (vibraphone) and Maciej Domaradzki (double bass). TRIFID is named after the scientific term for an energy field in the universe, this unusual trio finds its inspiration in cosmic phenomena.

Marijke Haverkorn is professor of Astrophysics at Radboud University. She researches the cycle of birth and death of stars in the Milky Way, looking in particular at the role of magnetic fields in the gas between the stars. She hopes to develop a complete but detailed model of the magnetic field in the Milky Way.

Radboud Sounds

This program is part of Radboud Sounds. The festival where science meets music with lectures, dance, live music and more on Friday 12 May 2023 in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Come and celebrate Radboud University’s 100th anniversary. Radboud University scientists from various disciplines shed their light on music and science. Come and listen, dance, enjoy and sharpen your mind on the effect of music. Compose your own program and see the world of music from a different viewpoint.

Contact information

Would you like to know more about the Radboud Sounds programme, or do you have other questions or comments? Please contact info [at] reflects.ru.nl

Organizational unit
Radboud Reflects