Cosmos-lovers' symphonic guide to the galaxy

Iovenitti, S. and Jais, R. and Beretta, D. (2023) Cosmos-lovers' symphonic guide to the galaxy. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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In the past, several authors highlighted analogies between classical music and astronomy fundamentals, comparing acoustic and melody features with the characteristics of cosmic objects. However, we believe that a more profound con- nection between the two disciplines can be explored, considering the harmonic struc- ture and the formal arrangement of symphonic compositions. This new approach can provide a more insightful understanding of both music theory and astrophysics, inspiring both music and physics lovers. In this contribution, we present the format and content of the event “Cosmos-lovers’ symphonic guide to the galaxy”, a show imagined and conceived on the basis of this new perspective on the valuable bino- mial of music and astronomy. During this event, astrophysicist Simone Iovenitti and orchestra conductor Ruben Jais present the analogies between the universe’s evolution and symphonies by Rebel, Rameau, and Ives, played by the Symphonic Orchestra of Milan. Images, animations, and videos are projected in the concert hall both during explanations and the live performance, ensuring a very immersive experience to the audience.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2024 10:39
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 10:39

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