Interview with Cathy Davies

This is another fragment of one of the interviews I did when I was at Science Online ’09. I saw Cathy Davies‘ sheet music (Mozart) lying around during a break. She was preparing for a concert with the Newark Ecumenical Chorus which took place on February 14. [audio:http://easternblot.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cathy-davies.mp3|titles=cathy-davies] Thanks for…

Jennifer’s Malaria Song

One group of people that I sadly did not get to talk to when I was at the Science Online 09 conference last month was Miss Baker’s Biology Class. Stacy Baker’s interactive teaching methods were recently profiled in The Scientist, and she brought a few of her students to Science…

Interview with Victor Henning

I have started doing research interviews with people who are somehow involved in both music and science. My first set of interviews was carried out at the Science Online 09 conference in North Carolina last month. I interviewed four people there, and only just got around to editing the interviews…

José González

Through a post on The Gulf Stream I found out that singer José González started his PhD in Biochemistry before switching to a full-time music career. González does the music for this overall amazing Sony advertisement: I found this interview about his previous work in science, and why he left…

Borodin

The logo of this blog is the same erlenmeyer flask used on my easternblot blog, but half-morphed into a treble clef. It symbolizes the science/music connection, but could easily have been the personal logo of Alexander Borodin. The erlenmeyer flask was invented by German chemist Emil Erlenmeyer in 1861. Around…

I have a story to tell, and it starts here

I have been sitting on an idea for a big project for a really long time. Sometimes I couldn’t hold it in any longer, and I’d talk excitedly about it for an hour or so, but it’s something I wanted to do so badly that the thought alone was distracting…

Musicians and scientists

One of my first posts on this blog was about people who are both scientists and musicians. Lately, I have been quiet on the scientist/musician front, but only because I had a much, much bigger plan. I’ve been thinking for a long time about making a documentary about people who…

Why this blog?

[May 2012: I just moved the science/music blog over to easternblot.net, which also contains different types of blog posts. This was the historic start of my project for which I interviewed science/music people, so I’m leaving it below, even though much has changed since then.] Einstein was a violinist, Elgar…

Musical scientists

Albert Einstein played violin, and composer Alexander Borodin was a researcher in organic chemistry. They were not the only ones dabbling in both music and science. Even though these disciplines are usually regarded as two unrelated fields, quite a few people are practicing both. An article in the Darthmouth Undergraduate…