The National Aquarium is presenting a new audiovisual event, “Voyages: Chapter 2,” where art meets science and inspires a celebration of Baltimore and nature.
Attendees will take an audio-focused tour of Aquarium exhibits, played through individual headphones. The event will feature live performances by Jessica Keyes and Patrick McMinn. Keyes is a performer and composer, and McMinn is a composer and multimedia artist whose work is based around acoustic and electronic sound.
“Voyages: Chapter 1,” which premiered over the summer, focused on tracks composed by local beatboxer, vocal percussionist and breath artist Shodekeh. His composition was inspired by his conversations with experts, such as featured scientist Ashakur Rahaman, and months of research exploring topics of biodiversity and animal communication.
The live performance experience of “Chapter 2” is inspired by months of research by Keyes and McMinn, with guidance from featured scientist Imani Black, who was the assistant hatchery manager at Hoopers Island Oyster Company.
According to Aquarium officials, the composers’ individual and combined research “explored the biodiversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the lens of oyster reef ecosystems, tides, filtering and schooling.”
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors.
The evening will end with an after party featuring performances from local emcee and producer Eze Jackson and Baltimore-based musician DJ Trillnatured.
The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6-11 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.