Cosmic Concert

For the first time, music composed from the acoustic waves that blasts out of stars has been made available online.


The music is arranged by Brian Eno, the composer who coined the term “ambient music.” Retrofuturista reports that the music takes the infrasound acoustic waves created by stars and speeds them up until they can be heard by the human ear. The resulting track, “Starsounds,” is as haunting as it is otherworldly.


The music is the latest project from the Starmus Festival, an annual event created by astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May and astrophysicist Garik Israelian to bring together space science and the arts. Israelian is the one who actually gathered the infrasound waves and compiled them into a massive library back in 2005.