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Symphony of Science

The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical and video form. I was so inspired by these videos that I thought I would share some of them here.

A little technical background: The author of these videos uses a tool called Antares Autotune to take speaking voices and turn them into singing. Autotune works by changing the pitch of the speech while preserving the formant information, thus avoiding the "chipmunk" effect that normally occurs during

With that, here are descriptions and links for a couple of the videos:

We are all connected
"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

A Glorious Dawn
"A Glorious Dawn" was crafted from sampling Carl Sagan's 1980 PBS Documentary Cosmos and Stephen Hawking's 1997 PBS cosmology documentary series Stephen Hawking's Universe.


asked 18 Apr '10, 01:29

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edited 21 Apr '10, 14:16

Thanks for the links Vesuvius - awesome videos :-)

(18 Apr '10, 19:50) Michaela

great links Vesuvius Thanks :peace

(19 Apr '10, 05:40) ursixx

I've seem this on - great symphony indeed

(27 Apr '10, 16:26) Cawas

Excelent videos! Loved them. Thanks!

(03 Jun '10, 12:40) BridgetJones09

Hey, I grew up watching Sagan! very nice, thank you for sharing. namaste

(11 Oct '10, 08:03) daniele
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Thanks Vesuvius, will share.

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answered 18 Apr '10, 10:59

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Awesome videos Vesuvius.

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answered 14 Jul '10, 23:48

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I Think Therefore I Am


"Dust in eyes".

Vulgarizing the science + kitsch = "dust in eyes" for naive people + "making money" for producers and interprets. I wouldn't wonder if these CDs contain some subliminal messages.

I assumed the risk to receive down votes and/or recommendation for moderation. I am also prepared for the very wise and responsible ignoring.

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answered 05 May '10, 21:59

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I'm not sure I understand your objection. It's just art, after all. If a few children become inspired by this art to become scientists and artisans, what's the harm in that? It's not like there's some political undertone or conspiracy (or even factual inaccuracy) in the videos; they are only meant to evoke wonder.

(05 May '10, 22:11) Vesuvius

I'm sorry the contrariety of somr users. My opinion is the same

(23 Sep '10, 10:18) Gleam
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