Browsing Category : Music

Musisci Quarterly


Off the back of the musisci survey, I also started a newsletter. It only comes out four times per year, but it will be worth it! You can see issue 1 here, and subscribe here (or in the sidebar to the right of this post) to receive future issues. Issue 1 includes: -Music and science survey results -Featured music by…

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Spontaneous Paleontology


The Art Assignment is a YouTube show on PBS Digital Studios, hosted by Sarah Urist Green, which features a different artist each episode. The artists show how they work, and challenge viewers to carry out a specific art assignment. I’ve been following The Art Assignment ever since it launched, but never got around to participating until now. The latest guest…

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The Music and Science survey


After spending a few years interviewing people involved in music and science, and reading a bit on the topic, it was time to find out a bit more about people’s interests in music and science. I’ve created a survey, which only takes a few minutes to fill out, and you can enter in a draw to win some goodies. To…

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Science music playlist


For your entertainment, I have created a short YouTube playlist of some science-y songs. It includes some songs about science, and some science-themed parody covers.  Perfect for playing in the lab! I included this video of Uri Alon singing about peer review, which I recorded at the Horizons conference career fair a few weeks ago. Alon is a group leader…

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Epic Doctor Who Fan Orchestra video


The latest Doctor Who fan orchestra video is up, with video and audio segments recorded by individual musicians around the world, and it’s even more epic than usual. If you want, you can try to spot me (playing violin in front of a “Victory” poster), but here are lots of other things in the video that are much more interesting.…

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Free music for YouTube videos


This weekend I was looking for some music I could use in the background of some video footage from a trip to the zoo, and discovered that my timing was perfect. Just a few days ago, YouTube launched their new Audio Library, which has 150 tracks ready to use for YouTube videos. You can search by style or mood, and…

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MusiSci Tumblr


If you’re on Tumblr, consider following the MusiSci tumblr, which I haven’t been promoting very well. It’s a place to put all the things I find about scientists and musicians (or more broadly about science and music) that I don’t get around to writing full-length blog posts on. Today the Tumblr was all about the fakes: a fake poster (a…

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Doctor Who Fan Orchestra Christmas Carol Suite


The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra is an online community of hundreds of musicians, who participate in recording orchestral adaptations of the music of the new Doctor Who series. All arrangements of Murray Gold’s original compositions are done by Stephen Willis, who sends out parts to people around the world. The musicians practise their parts and record them at home (in…

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Caroline Herschel


I’ve been reading about William Herschel lately. While working as a musician, he spent his spare time making – and using – telescopes. It was with a telescope of his own design that he discovered the planet Uranus, kickstarting his career as a full-time astronomer. In researching William, I also read about his sister, Caroline. When Herschel moved from Germany…

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