Imagine what Kepler himself would have thought about the excitement and knowledge he and Pythagoras inspired regarding the cosmic music created by the moving bodies in the solar system and beyond. Have you ever wondered what the sounds of the stars would sound like – if only there was a medium for sound to travel […]
Pythagoras to Plato, Philolaus, Cicero, Ptolemy, Boethius, Robert Fludd and many other scholars used different metaphysical or aesthetic arguments to associate to each celestial body a pitch, according to the best musical theory of his time. However, it was Kepler, who proceeded on a firm logical and quantitative basis, by means of his Third Planetary […]
For years, scientists have tracked charged particles as they zoom through the cosmos, using deep space probes to measure the particles’ paths and mapping algorithms to translate the data into musical scores. Now a team of space-music buffs have premiered a new composition to celebrate one of NASA’s most ambitious missions using measurements from mankind’s […]
The ultimate multimedia journey through the Harmonies of the World BOOK V. Based on texts by Kepler (1619) The Harmony of the World. Trad. Aiton, Duncan, Field. Philadelphia: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Vol 209 1997.
“Welcome Freindly Web browsers! Keplers Mind as seen through his Harmony of the World is here and ready to be rediscovered by the members of all future generations!” – The Animated Harmonices Mundi Website
“I commence a sacred discourse, a most true hymn to God the Founder, and I judge it to be piety, not to sacrifice many hecatombs of bulls to Him……and to burn incense of innumerable perfumes and cassia, but first to learn myself, and afterwards to teach others too…