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 subscribe here (or in the sidebar to the right of this post) to receive future issues. Issue 1includes: -Music and science survey…

Science and Music survey closes soon!

It’s the final days of the survey about science and music. If you haven’t yet taken it, you can do so here. If you want to know what one lucky survey participant can win, check here. (It’s so much stuff!) When you diligently click your way through the questions, there…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Trap door conductors

This summer I’ve played under about two hundred different orchestra conductors. Some were pretty good, others didn’t even know how to hold the baton, and all of them went straight to a funeral after they finished. The conductors were unsuspecting audience members of You Me Bum Bum Train – a…