‘Once Upon a Deep Time’ Live Show
Galloway, N.J. – Matthew Bonnan, professor of Biology, will be performing songs from his album “Once Upon a Deep Time” with Stockton faculty and other musical guests at 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Campus Center Theatre.
Described as a “Rock & Roll Evolution Show,” the live show will feature original pop and rock songs and art created by faculty and students. The show is free, but interested campus community members will still need to get tickets from the Campus Center Information Desk – tickets are limited, so act fast!
You might think it’s a little unusual for a scientist to also be a singer/songwriter.
But for Stockton University Biology Professor Matthew Bonnan the two professions don’t seem that far apart.
“I enjoy being inspired by art,” the Hammonton resident said. “Art is just as important as science because it’s all part of what makes us human, and it’s all part of what draws us together.”
That sense of togetherness is one of the goals that Bonnan is trying to achieve with the release of a new album of 12 original songs titled “Once Upon Deep Time.” Bonnan has used his primary field of paleontology to tell a story through music about how sound connects us to the past.
“There is some science content in there, but it’s not supposed to be a K-12 lesson,” he said. “It’s supposed to get people to stop for a moment and go, ‘I didn’t know that. That’s interesting.’ Maybe that encourages some people to look into things further.”