SOUNDS of the universe have inspired a musical production at the Gravity Discovery Centre this month.
Performance artists Genrefonix will stage Walbrininy on August 11 and 12 as part of National Science Week activities at the centre.
The performance will take the audience through the venue and include the arrival of an alien and spaceship.
The centre’s lead astronomer Rick Tonello, Noongar Elder Noel Nannup and the Moorditj Mob dancers, including Thornlie’s Michael Spratt, will form the welcome party for the visiting alien.
The show will include sci-fi film sequences, live music and Indigenous storytelling to uncover a world of spiralling neutron stars and demonstrate how scientists ‘listen to the universe’ following the discovery of gravitational waves.
The Noongar concept of ‘walbrininy’ means total wellbeing, all encompassing, everything connected and right.
In the show it is a fictional planet that existed 130 million years ago.
Genrefonix is an arts music collective comprising Paul Rowe, Brendan Giambazi, Priam Bacich, and Peter Finkle.
Creative Will Axten founded the collective in 2016 and has 25 years’ experience as a filmmaker, digital artist, sound engineer and musician.
The Gravity Discovery Centre is also hosting the MathsAlive exhibition until November 7.
Derek Nannup and Michael Spratt are theMoorditj Mob dancers who will perform alongside Genrefonix’s Alien.