Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Symphony of Science -- Carl Sagan and others
See more at SymphonyofScience.com, a musical mashup project headed by Seattle musician John Boswell. Into his original compositions, he remixes pitch-corrected audio and video samples of Carl Sagan, Richard Feynmann, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter from PBS Cosmos, Richard Dawkins' Genius of Charles Darwin, Dawkins' TED Talk, Stephen Hawking's Universe, Michio Kaku's interview on Physics and aliens, with added visuals from Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, History Channel's Universe series, and IMAX Cosmic Voyage. Other influences are Joseph Jastrow, Brian Swimme, and Thomas Berry. The songs explore our origins within the universe, challenging human pretentions to a superior or privileged position, either on our home planet or in the universe itself. See other SOS songs here.