Sound In Space - The B-Sides - Cosmos, A Choral Suite
It’s time for another Episode Extra! (which is where you special blog readers get to check out really cool stuff to go along with my YouTube videos, like special features on a DVD, only way more special-er)
In this latest episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart, we got to explore some musical and sonic art projects that were not only inspired by space, but created from space. Actual astronomical data, from planetary orbits to solar wind, converted into music! Unfortunately, I couldn’t feature all of the great space sound projects out there, so I’m going to put up the extras this week. Lucky you!
We’ll start with perhaps my favorite piece choral music ever: Kenley Kristofferson’s three movement tribute to Carl Sagan and his poetic opus: Cosmos. I get honest-to-goodness chills (all the way from my nebula to my black hole, I tell ya) when I hear them sing this line:
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Perhaps it’s not sound created from space, per se, but it’s inspired by the wonder of cosmic discovery. That is truly something to marvel, with our ears and our eyes.
More Space Sounds B-sides coming your way this week! Share this beautiful mix of science and art with a friend, and be sure to stay curious.