It can be difficult for a physicist to convey his scientific findings to the general public. So Utah State University physicist Dr. Robert Davies reached out to his friends–the Fry Street Quartet–to accompany him on stage (performing works by Haydn and Janácek, among others). Together they’re known as The Crossroads Project. And now they’re on tour in New York.*
The Crossroads Project performance has expanded to include imagery: Lyman Whitaker’s sculptures surround the performers on stage and a big screen shows paintings by Rebecca Allan and photographs by National Geographic’s Garth Lenz behind Dr. Davies and the Quartet. So why get so many people involved? Dr. Davies isn’t just exploring mankind’s impact on earth’s changing climate, he also has ideas on how society might respond. Hint: it’s going to take more than one scientist.
*The Crossroads Project New York Performance Schedule: Feb 9 at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College; Feb 13 at Symphony Space; Feb 15 at Hudson Opera House, Feb 16 at Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center.