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Cultural Considerations WG webinar – Moon Music: A soundtrack to our relationship with the Moon

July 06, 2021 @ 18:30 19:30 CEST

Drawing on popular Western music through the ages, Chris Charlesworth has selected songs that reflect our complex emotional relationship with the moon. From romance to restlessness, mystery to menace, music and lyrics have been enriched by our nighttime companion. Sensuality, loneliness and love are all associated with the moon as this soundtrack reveals. The session will be accompanied by evocative selection of artworks curated by Lisa Pettibone.


  1. Remo Rapetti: Introduction 5 min
  2. Chris Charlesworth: Music presentation, 35 min
  3. Lisa Pettibone: Artwork presentation, 10 min
  4. Arthur Woods: Q&A session


Chris Charlesworth is a British music journalist and historian, based in the UK. For most of the 1970s he was a staff writer on Melody Maker, writing about the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie and Elton John. During three years as the paper’s representative in New York, he befriended John Lennon and Debbie Harry. The author of many books, Chris spent 33 years as Editor-in-Chief at Omnibus Press, a publisher specialising in books about music.  Now retired, he hosts a popular blog called ‘Just Backdated’ on Blogspot.

Lisa Pettibone, originally from California, is a UK based visual artist and curator working at the intersection of art and science. With an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins London, she produces sculpture, installation and print responding to concepts in astronomy and physics. She was artist in residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the UK from 2018-2019 where she followed the ESA’s Euclid Mission. Exhibiting internationally, she won the UK National Open Art Prize 2017 and was selected to show her work at the European Cultural Centre in Venice in 2022. Lisa has been a member of MVA Cultural Considerations Working Group since 2018.

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