JAM EXHIBIT RETURNS TO MOODY GARDENS® NEW AND IMPROVED
JAM: Remastered fuses music and science
GALVESTON, TEXAS (Aug. 30, 2012) — Moody Gardens® presents JAM: Remastered- The Science of Music at the Discovery Pyramid® on Oct. 20. Newly enhanced from its earlier display at Moody Gardens in 2004, the exhibit showcases the science and mathematics behind music in four fascinating galleries.
The walking piano in the Moody Gardens Visitors Center is only the beginning to this multi-faceted exhibit. JAM: Remastered demonstrates the calculated side of music in an interactive and tangible form, allowing guests to fully experience the birth of music today.
Each gallery features different components that highlight the key roles played by science and math. Communicate through whisper pipes, rock a tune on the Theremin or serenade the crowd on the karaoke stage. Whatever the activity, there is a formulated equation that sings with the sounds.
“Music appeals to everyone in some form or another,” said Kelly Teichmiller, exhibit specialist at Moody Gardens. “Whether you prefer pop or punk, country or classical, this exhibit will teach you something new about music.”
Visitors will find themselves at the crossroads of technology and romance as they explore what makes music. The journey begins in the first gallery where sound waves are made visible.
Take a turn into the second gallery and calculate how length, mass and tension to create the perfect tune. Strum different chords and notice how different ratios affect music.
Then warp into gallery three where music goes electric. Visitors can play the Theremin, an untouchable instrument designed by a Russian spy.
Unplug with acoustics in the fourth gallery and take a look at the mechanics of traditional instruments, like the guitar, violin and piano.
For more information call 800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
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