Mission

To commission new musical compositions by outstanding contemporary composers that will be premiered and played by outstanding musical ensembles, in order to capture in music the sounds and emotions that scientists experience in medicine, the life sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering.

Goals

SoSCC seeks to discover the subtle harmonies of science through innovation in music.  We want music that allows us to savor the experience of science to augment the explanations that we create. With composers and performers, SoSCC seeks to explore resonance and balance in the natural world, and to harvest a rich bounty of sonority from the seeds of imagination and experimentation.

Topics of Interest

The natural world abounds with opportunities. Much as earlier composers wrote music inspired by rivers, countryside, visits to Scotland, strolls in art galleries, the sea, gnomes and trolls, mythology, sailing ships and sunken cathedrals, there is an entire world of laboratory and medical sciences to capture and interpret through music.

Venues and Co-commission

SoSCC will establish relationships with presenting organizations, including NOVA Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake City, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, to name a few in discussion, to present and co-commission many of the works.

Current Projects

SoSCC will explore everything from cell division and cancer genetics, to insect pest management and volcanic eruptions, to purification of anti-cancer medicines from trees and cells, to surgery in the operating room, and falling into a black hole. Nothing is off-limits! We are limited only by our imaginations.