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Well-Known Physicist Brings Multimedia Performances to Texas Tech

Matthew Matherly

February 2, 2015

Texas Tech is sponsoring “Icarus at the Edge of Time” for thousands of area students.

WHAT: "Icarus at the Edge of Time" tells the story of a young boy who leaves his family's space shuttle to explore a black hole. The multimedia performance includes a full orchestra composed of Texas Tech University faculty and other professional musicians with a musical score by Philip Glass and a state-of-the-art digital film. Noted physicist Brian Greene will do the narration.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 4)

WHERE: City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions

EVENT: Brian Greene is an internationally renowned physicist, who has appeared on several talk shows including “The Colbert Report” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He is the author of “Icarus,” the book on which the performance is based.

About 3,500 area students will be attending, so the performance is not open to the public. Interested media can attend either of the shows; photography is allowed, but no flash. Brian Greene will also be available for interviews. To reserve a seat or set up an interview with Greene, contact Zaida Gracia, assistant academic dean and director of special projects in the College of Engineering, at (806) 834-6184 or zaida.gracia@ttu.edu.

For more information on “Icarus,” watch the trailer, read a review or go to Brian Greene's website.

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CONTACT: Keith Dye,associate dean for undergraduate and curricular issues, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2497 or keith.dye@ttu.edu.