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Listen to the sounds of science in latest ‘Science and Art Cabaret’

An eclectic group of scientists, researchers and performers will gather at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 9th Ward, the subterranean bar and performance space beneath Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), for a program dedicated to the art and science of sound.

The latest “Science and Art Cabaret,” a periodic program organized by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Museum of Science, will feature presentations on the culture of listening, the challenges of communicative disorders, the ins and outs of spinning vinyl in a dimly lit bar and live demonstrations of sonic phenomena and techniques.

Allen Farmelo, a Buffalo-born recording expert and founder of Butterscotch Records, will kick off the evening with “From [Expletive] to Holosonic Immersion: The Culture of Listening in the 21st Century.” Next up are Elaine T. Stathopolous and Jeff Higginbotham, professors in the University at Buffalo’s department of communicative disorders and sciences.

Late-night denizens of the Pink, Buffalo’s favorite dive bar, will be happy to hear that DJ David Gutierrez, guitarist for the Irving Klaws, will share some reflections on his craft in “Be Hear Now: Insights, Tips, Warnings and Ramblings of a Hopelessly Addicted Vinyl Junkie, DJ and Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty.”

And finally, the Inverse Square Trio will perform “original compositions, performances of existent works old and new, demonstrations and explanations.” The event is free. Call 854-1694 or visit

– Colin Dabkowski

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