Category Archives: Space Music

Space music from starlight and more

‘s latest space music posting  looks at three musicians: Space Music: Buddhist Stars, Sun Sounds and Alphabet’s Heaven – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks.

He begins with Lucianne Walkowicz, who works as a Princeton astrophysicist in her day job on the Kepler mission. She creates

sonifications of data from NASA’s Kepler mission. The sounds you hear are drawn from changes measured in the brightness of stars, which have certain frequencies that depend on how rapidly the star is spinning.

Find more about her music at

The second musician is Robert Alexander and Lamb points to the recent VICE video about him, which I reported on here.

The third entry in Lamb’s piece is

the video for Alphabet’s Heaven’ s “Birthday” from Siamese Burn EP on King Deluxe, animated by Renata Gąsiorowska. Absolutely lovely.

Adelaide Orchestra live accompaniment to 2001: A Space Odyssey

On March 8 and 9 at the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and 60-voice Adelaide Chamber Singers performed live the soundtrack music to showings of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Here is a review of the movie and the musical performance: 2001: A Space Odyssey with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Singers conducted by Robert Ziegler – review – Alex Needham/guardian.co.uk

Robert Ziegler, the conductor, writes here about the challenges of such a performance: What I’m thinking about … conducting Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – guardian.co.uk.

Thirty Seconds to Mars sending new song to the ISS

The band Thirty Seconds to Mars has placed the first copy of their new song ‘Up In The Air’ on the SpaceX Dragon that is set to launch tomorrow atop a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station: