Underground Music Showcase


Plus, the Museum's first music video!

Last weekend, the Education Collections Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science was lucky enough to partner with Ian Cooke, the Underground Music Showcase (UMS), and Visit Denver to create our very first music video!

The Underground Music Showcase (a Denver music festival) has partnered with Visit Denver to help showcase nine Denver-based artists by shooting nine different videos in non-traditional venues. The Museum was asked to participate in these productions. We were paired with musician and Deverite, Ian Cooke. We provided access to places within the Museum that the public doesn’t usually see to shoot videos of him for songs off of his upcoming album.

Cooke–a cellist, pianist, and singer/songwriter–has toured with bands like The Dresden Dolls and The Flaming Lips, all the while revealing his unique musical style that combines playing the cello, spoken word, and his gravelly yet captivating vocal styles. To get a taste of Ian Cooke’s music stylings, click here.

Cooke is an avid fan of dinosaurs (I mean, who isn’t?) and of the natural world, making filming at the Museum a natural selection. UMS is now on its 15th year. The next festival will take place July 23–July 26, 2015 and the lineup will include 400+ artists. If you are interested in learning more about UMS, click here.

Stay tuned for an upcoming posting of the music video on this page in the next several weeks. To tide you over, check out some of the behind the scenes photos, including one of Cooke filming B-Roll and touring the Education Collections storage spaces!

Ian Cooke


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