Music by dead composers is often used because it is free of
charge, in the "public domain", whereas for new creations or
recent compositions you have to pay the composers.
You ask : "how should sound and music be used in
an integrated way to augment the effectiveness of science
I don't know. I am neither a science communication officer
nor an artist.
But I have an example of a wonderful artwork done by using
space data for both it's visual and audio components, and
actually ... it is dealing with the Sun.
It is Semiconductor famous and fabulous "Brilliant
Oh, and yes, it is in black and white, no fancy colors to
make it (supposedly) more dramatic ...
2015-04-13 5:13 GMT+02:00 roger malina <email@example.com>:
> As Guillermo Munoz mentioned our discussion Light is my Business
> got re routed when as he says:
> "Finally, our discussion has a "dramatic" ending. No because any
> disturbance, just because a "naive" film, from Sun images accompanied with
> music, changes our questions from the interaction between light and sound
> in science popularization films."
> The film in question was the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory in the video
> I made the rash statement that the video which had impressive scientific
> images was ruined, in my opinion by cliched re use of music by dead
> composers ( which maybe were cheap to get rights to)
> I was just thinking aloud that : why is it that science agencies would
> spend large
> amounts of money taking the data and making a video accessible
> to the public, but not invest in state of the art sound or music that
> would augment
> the images through a multi modal approach- why not innovative combinations
> of video and sound to create really effective science engagement
> a number of you didnt agree with this , and we put on hold
> some of your posts which we will start re releasing
> This is all a good example of how on line discussions are a poor
> substitute for face to face dialogue ! Guillermo is planning a meeting
> of Yasminers
> at the The 2nd Art, Science, City International Conference 201 in
> Valencia this coming October 22/23
> which will bring the art, science and technology community together
> around problematics
> of the build urban environment. http://www.artsciencecity.com/?lang=en
> Any way ; lets back to the discussion that started as a detour in the
> Light is
> my business discussion- how should sound and music be used in
> an integrated way to augment the effectiveness of science communication
> Roger Malina
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