The Art of Darkness

Symphony of Science

June 12th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Auto-Tune is a piece of software that was originally designed to “disguise or correct off-key inaccuracies, allowing vocal tracks to be perfectly tuned despite originally being slightly off-key.” One of its first major uses was on Cher’s song “Believe,” but for every evil use there’s a good one. It can also be used to turn the spoken word into song, and John Boswell uses it to set the words of Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and many others to music. His first effort was A Glorious Dawn, and his latest is this marvelous remix of Mr. Rogers.

You can also check out the Symphony of Science website, where you can view the videos, download the MP3s, and read the lyrics. Similar projects are forthcoming, so keep an eye on the site for future updates.

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  1. xJane Says:

    Symphony of Science and now, this commissioned (by PBS), coupled with my recent discovery of Carl Sagan (yes, yes, hole in the ground and all that) are one of the reasons that PBS is amazing. Also: SCIENCE! Now he needs to turn to Bill Nye, then my entire scientific life will be covered.

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