Sounds Science - Gideon Freudmann - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


Sound Science

Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: 2-12
Scheduling Request

Sound Science is a S.T.E.A.M. program exploring both music and the scientific properties of sound. Demonstrating the tonal qualities of both the acoustic and electric cellos, Gideon explains the mathematical aspects of music such as how music is divided into beats, measures and phrases, and acoustic qualities including sound vibrations, pitch, and timbre. Using the electric cello and real-time digital effects, he shows how notes can be echoed, repeated, distorted, and augmented in many exciting and unexpected ways.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Music, Physics (the Science of Sound)

Single Performance: $650
Additional Performances: $520
Travel: $50 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Live Online

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.




  • Reserved parking space
  • An extension cord
  • Access to an outlet
  • A piano bench or a straight-back, armless, wood chair
  • Rug or rubber floor mat (3’ x 5’)
  • Water

Performance Space:

  • Elevated stage if possible, clear of extra materials and swept.
  • Elementary students should sit on floor with a row of chairs in the back. Older students can sit on the floor or on chairs.

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 15 minutes

Time needed between performances: 5 minutes.

Teacher participation is expected.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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Visiting artist, in-person availability for SY 2023-2024 May 2024, reach out to us for more info. This program is available online year-round.