Nickolas Barris Einstein’s Light — from film director

Jan 12, 2015 | Off the Hook Arts

Einstein’s Light is a documentary film created by award-winning, international filmmaker Nickolas Barris, film score by acclaimed composer Bruce Adolphe and recorded by Grammy-winning violinist, Joshua Bell . What an honor that directly following their presentation of this film in Paris, Barris and Adolphe, our co-artistic director, bring this intriguing and captivating piece to Colorado for three unique performance events on Valentine’s Day week-end, as part of PYCh’s OFF the HOOK Winter Music Festival.

The film depicts how scientific imagination and innovation advance knowledge frontiers with Dr. Albert Einstein and Dutch Nobel Laureate Dr. Hendrik Lorentz as models. It examines Einstein’s discoveries as well as modern examples of scientific imagination and innovation, highlighting organizations on the front edge of discovery. It illuminates Einstein’s quest to realize his General Theory of Relativity from his miracle year of 1905 to its finalization amidst the horrors of the First World War, as he used the properties of light to guide his creative path. The symbiotic relationship between music and science is a major theme, as Einstein is the greatest example of its efficacy. Nickolas Barris commissioned composer Bruce Adolphe to write a score to reflect the power of music as a catalyst for Einstein’s scientific creativity. Since Einstein was a devoted  violinist, composer Bruce Adolphe created a score based on Einstein’s deep connection to the music of Mozart and Bach. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell will perform the world premiere of music from Bruce Adolphe’s score for Einstein’s Light at the United Nations/UNESCO International Year of Light Opening  Ceremony in Paris on January 19, 2015.

Here’s a sneak preview of Einstein’s Light!

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to more deeply understand one of the greatest mind’s of the twentieth century and a pure example of music’s blend into the world of creative science. Purchase your tickets today for one of our performances in Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins.