Symphony of Science: the Poetry of Reality

14 05 2011
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14 05 2011
JJ

Sounds like Symphony of Science has some unschooled chops too. 😀

The goal of the project is to bring scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music. Science and music are two passions of mine that I aim to combine, in a way that is intended to bring a meaningful message to listeners, while simultaneously providing an enjoyable musical experience.

The project owes its existence in large measure to the wonderful work of Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, with their production of the classic PBS Series Cosmos, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals.

I began to experiment with production and composition in high school, taking a strong interest in music theory and electronic music. This hobby grew throughout college, where I quickly developed a love for science and philosophy, while gradually gathering better musical equipment and experience.

15 05 2011
BpBpRoadrunner

I loved it when it was said that Scientists do not fear not knowing.

I can relate to that intimately. Each wrong answer is simply an opportunity to ask the question better.

My only regret is that I am terrible at math, to the point that it has been a major stumbling block for me to pursue science.

However, my children do not suffer that same issue. My youngest who is only 5 tells me almost daily that she wants to be a Scientist and I do everything in my power to keep that desire alive and relevant for her.

My eldest–She is more an artist, however that does not preclude scientific literacy.

15 05 2011
BpBpRoadrunner

BTW, I am totally snagging this video–however I will put a direct link to this blog, because you posted it first and because I happen to think that your blog is very cool and intellectually stimulating.
Thanks for that last part especially.

This place is a cool drink of clean water in what feels like an intellectual desert.

15 05 2011
JJ

Thanks Beep, it’s in large part a function of who drops by and takes the time to chime in, and we do appreciate it. 🙂

15 05 2011
JJ

Speaking of which, the NYT has a good god graphic in today’s magazine, about how higher education (and higher income) correlates with different beliefs about religion, including not at all.

Story is here.

On the other end are Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Baptists. In each case, 20 percent or fewer of followers made at least $75,000. Remarkably, the share of Baptist households making $40,000 or less is roughly the same as the share of Reform Jews making $100,000 or more. Overall, Protestants, who together are the country’s largest religious group, are poorer than average and poorer than Catholics. That stands in contrast to the long history, made famous by Max Weber, of Protestant nations generally being richer than Catholic nations.

16 05 2011
Nance Confer

So beautiful. Thanks, JJ. 🙂

16 05 2011
JJ

About science as art and the scientific-minded being made into a music video, etc — I remember wonderful conversations with musical theatre homeschool moms Pam Sorooshian and Laura Derrick about the crossover between science and music, including on stage.

I’ll have time to poke around for some of that, now that graduation, the family visit and the kids’ latest community theatre musical all have wrapped. 🙂

16 05 2011
JJ

There are secret choreographers in the house: Time and Motion.

Cinderella’s Ball with Pendulums

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