by Scopes Monkey Matt
My name is Hai-Ting Chinn. I’m a singer, and I’m in the 2012 production of Einstein on the Beach. If you’ve seen the production, I’m the one with pig-tails who listens to the conch shell. I also sing the aria called “The Bed,” which consists of a series of increasingly longer and higher notes with no consonants (and no mercy for the singer!), and accompanies a white bar of light as it disappears into darkness.
I’m also a not-so-secret science geek. I have a podcast called Scopes Monkey Choir: where music and sound meet science and skepticism, which I co-host with composer Matthew Schickele. While touring with Einstein on the Beach, I’ve been interviewing scientists about Einstein, both the person and the opera.
Our regular listeners know all this already, and are probably wondering why I’m telling them yet again. It’s because I thought that some of the audience of the opera, who have never heard or even heard of our podcast, might be interested in hearing those interviews.
In this post are links to the episodes in which I chat with scientists about Einstein on the Beach, plus a conversation with Philip Glass. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!
- SMC 61: Relativity & Art with Peter Galison, science historian, physicist and author.
- SMC 62: Fred Adams Interview, Part I, astrophysicist
- SMC 63: Fred Adams Interview, Part II, astrophysicist
- SMC 68: Interview – Glass on Einstein on the Beach Part I, the composer talks with a performer about art and science.
- SMC 69: Interview – Glass on Einstein on the Beach Part II
- SMC 76: My Dinner With Physicists, informal chats with physicists Lee Smolin, Robert Spekkens, Hector Bombin, Peter Hatch, and Carlos Tamarit
- SMC 85: Interview with Sean Carroll, physicist