The Untuning of the Sky

  • The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA, 98109 United States

Hosted by Henry Art Gallery, The Untuning of the Sky is a series of outdoor events throughout the summer that brings together music, poetry, and film inspired by the mystery and wonder of the sky at night. Held at venues across Seattle, the series links such divergent cultural traditions as the Music of the Spheres and afrofuturism with contemporary astronomical theory. The series takes its name from John Hollander’s 1961 book by the same name that examines the influence of music on poetry.

In this first event, Jim Demetre hosts an evening of poetry at The Center for Wooden Boats. Joined by Natasha Marin and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, the three will read a selection of poems on the stars and darkened evening skies from the sixteenth century to the present.