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What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo

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Matt Hennager (26 days ago)
Nice guitar playing!
Pranay Rahee (1 month ago)
this universe is the best universe ........ i love its music!!!!!!!!!
dayrohan (1 month ago)
Science is amazing.
Cecilia Spears (1 month ago)
That's beautiful!
Ignis (2 months ago)
Progressive Metal. . .
Official Leotique. (2 months ago)
is this the long lost cousin of Dave Patel ?
Maniac50AE (2 months ago)
Anyone here should check out the book, "A little book of coincidences"
J Henley (2 months ago)
Elaborate plan to get people to listen to his music worked wonderfully
shp0ngle (3 months ago)
We are a way for the universe to know itself.
Ryo H (3 months ago)
The trappest one
jhk ahu (3 months ago)
Kepler's dream sounds like the Jaws' soundrack.
Clement Playlist (3 months ago)
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
SYSTEM Sounds (3 months ago)
Thanks for all the views! We've just released a sonification of a newly discovered exoplanet system: K2-187 The 4 planets are in near-resonances and conspire to play the same harmony found in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. These resonances are more complex than those in TRAPPIST-1 or K2-138, hence the anxiety-provoking music. Plus, the inner planet has a dizzyingly fast orbit, taking only 18.5 hours to make it around its sun-like star. Hear it at system-sounds.com/k2-187 - Matt
amy lee (3 months ago)
The sound the planetary system made sounded like it could be a 1975 song
amy lee (3 months ago)
Or lcd soundsystem
Simon Sozzi (3 months ago)
So Beautiful
Suezy Proctor (3 months ago)
One of the most interesting Ted's I've seen and heard. Simply Amazing!
rahzkolnikov (3 months ago)
Did you know that there is a diamond up there the size of a planet? It’s a white dwarf it’s a compressed heart of a star.But it’s not only a radiant diamond it also emits the music of a gigantic gong.
Devinshi Lightsdale (4 months ago)
That's an invitation if I've ever heard one
sergitogibson (4 months ago)
So basically, the universe sounds like SWANS.
Baltpit 243 (4 months ago)
Brian may needs to see this.
EJT6503 (4 months ago)
Just stoppin' by for a school assignment. Cool video I guess
MicLabTv (4 months ago)
One day I will do a Ted Talk. I believe it :)
Juan Pablo Arrieta (4 months ago)
I knew this talk is well done when I heard the composition he made on his guitar.
Evelina Pehrman (4 months ago)
I love everything about this
Island Bird (4 months ago)
Very cool. ✨
Ayda Sepehri (4 months ago)
i crieeeeeeeeeeeed <3
Kobin Kago (4 months ago)
The universe sound like *Vitas 7th Element*
Vebby Kinder (4 months ago)
I want more video like this, please.
Aaron Anderson (4 months ago)
The short piano riff for the constellations at the beginning of the video is awesome. If anyone knows how to play these or know where I can find the score for these, that would be greatly appreciated.
TerminallyUnique95 (4 months ago)
Wait. There's no air in space and can't be sound.
Glenn E. Bindley (4 months ago)
How interesting
faded shades (4 months ago)
Thanks Mike Shinoda
Denzel Hobwana (4 months ago)
The heavens sing for Him
Joe Dulay (4 months ago)
Considering we are all the manifestation of the Universe ourselves, and we create music anyways...is that not the same thing? Video game music > gassy rocks floating in space
Alessandro Sancho (4 months ago)
Can anybody tell what does he mean when he says ratio? I didn't get it
spiritual tom (4 months ago)
qy h (4 months ago)
Venkatesh babu (4 months ago)
In order for survival of the human race you have to record the frequency of earth and do comparable planets frequency of the cosmos.
NEMESIS (4 months ago)
Marianne PROST (4 months ago)
Percevoir "la musique des sphères" est une expérience vibratoire interne qui relève de mouvements ondulatoires divers, de champs scalaires etc ... et c'est à chacun d'apprendre à percevoir avec les dimensions à son niveau en évolution de conscience STELLAIRE et COSMIQUE ! Effectivement l'observation des étoiles est une piste inspirée !!
Jack Savage (4 months ago)
Fender Mexico Jazzmaster Classic Player
Júlio Saggiomo (4 months ago)
BjörkTheBest (4 months ago)
Che figataaaa
Truth Φf Zer0 (4 months ago)
After 13:03 it was to promote himself as a looping artist??
RING JANDO (4 months ago)
there's no such thing as a "karate-kick"@12:54 - that kick is called an axe-kick or Hammer kick & Tae Kwon Do is the chief proponent of this dramatic & effective execution correctly called *naeryeo chagi* .
Syeda Shah (4 months ago)
Jovial Jibber Jabber (4 months ago)
Light converted into sound. Movement converted into a (naturally occurring) rhythm Mind blown! Now THAT is a musical message you send to a specific star system! That kind of intelligence will get us some respect
Atara (4 months ago)
WHOAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! this is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mind is blown.
kreative time (4 months ago)
Thank you so much🍀
Phong Hoang (4 months ago)
Tryptamine Odyssey (4 months ago)
Look up: Jimi Hendrix Gimme an A [Bootleg]. That’s the sound of the universe being transmitted by a true artist through a guitar.
Rais (4 months ago)
is he dev patel
XWurstbrotX (4 months ago)
"It sound very human like" Sorry, but i gotta be honest here, it sounded really garbage, i at least expected some sort of harmony.
Monkey (4 months ago)
fernandez (4 months ago)
_What does the universe sound like?_ *Miki Matsubara's **_Stay With Me_*
Rainbow Wolfy (4 months ago)
The man is extraordinary.
Donna Pierce (4 months ago)
You lost me when you romanticised the Orion the hunter😧God help us all
Ashvina Prabhu (4 months ago)
Best way to express it. Universe is beyond everything.
Mikah Kilgore (4 months ago)
I started crying when he talked about the auditory planetarium. I haven’t been able to see the stars for the last 14 years or so. I need to experience this! As a visually impaired musician who is also a lover of outer space, that would probably be life changing for me.
Simon Sozzi (3 months ago)
Me too...about the crying part. But I thought about people who can't see the stars. So Beautiful
Mikah Kilgore (3 months ago)
SYSTEM Sounds I just sent an E-mail. Thank you so much!
Maxime (3 months ago)
Well, its very poetic!
SYSTEM Sounds (4 months ago)
Hi Mikah, please contact me through system-sounds.com, I'd love to help make that happen!
collingwoodfan72 (4 months ago)
4:30 Anyone know the song?
Ananda Gaire (4 months ago)
Nico S-M (4 months ago)
so beautiful
Mouldy CPU (4 months ago)
Our solar system seems to have been created by an angry God. No wonder religions conceived on Earth reflect that.
orestisisoverparty (4 months ago)
why does the 4:30 part sound like clean bandits baby?
The God Emperor (4 months ago)
tbh, guy sounds like he just wanted to show off being an "artistic musician" and bringing some bullshit meaning to things that there was none
Zahlenteufel1 (4 months ago)
Perfect convergence at 14:34
James At (4 months ago)
"In space, no one can hear you scream." "What does the universe sound like?" *Face Palm*
Jaya Lakshmi (4 months ago)
why i can't think like this cause my mind haven't made for this😢😢😢😢
Mind Data Intelligence (4 months ago)
Beautiful. I was just listening to the AI generates music I generated but this is unique and beautiful and different
JULITA OFFICIAL (4 months ago)
I want to be talking English with good and perpect ✌️
CT moog (4 months ago)
Great demonstration. Love that guitar!
hard mode (4 months ago)
lve thought sound doesnt exist on the emptiness of space...
hard mode (4 months ago)
lol you idiots,searching for Oxigen when for what we know aliens could perfectly be breathing poison or smoke...Youneed to think out of the box
hard mode (4 months ago)
+Midnight dude, dont you bother,its a waste. The ammount of ignorance demonstrated by her statement its enough to determinate the possession of a lesser mind. Though your attemp to educate is valuable nontheless...
Midnight (4 months ago)
+Tiger kite there are no natural elements we haven't discovered yet. If you look not at the periodic table (which shows only every element) but on an isotopic map, which also shows every isotope of every element, there are no gaps left to fill. Every new element that is discovered today is huge, mostly incredibly unstable and radioactive, so nothing you can build life forms with.
Midnight (4 months ago)
Because oxygen is needed for all higher life forms? There is no multicellular life form that relies solely on fermentation to produce their energy, because it is too inefficient. Also, organic(-like) life has to be based on carbon, because no other element can create four bonds at once AND double bonds at the same time. And since carbon has the tendency to be around in the form of carbon dioxide, the most likely outcome is oxygen breathing life.
Tiger kite (4 months ago)
+Maddie Patty could it be that that new element is on another planet? Sorry, I'm not good at science. Thinking about it theoretically is interesting though
Maddie Patty (4 months ago)
Oxygen in nessicary to ALLL life, unless a new element is found to provide stable life. Look it up
Alpha Strength (4 months ago)
Does the universe has surround sound??
Maddie Patty (4 months ago)
Ok, this is epic
Amen Naqib (4 months ago)
The reason why I love post-rock/ambient. It get me so ffucking high
Phoenician Writer (4 months ago)
The Lord has made the universe sing!
Kai (4 months ago)
Amazing talk. Great talent! I haven't been blown away by a TED talk like this in a long time. Hugely insipring, too.
DURMUŞ BAYSAL (4 months ago)
[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks? Then return [your] vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued. (The Noble Quran. Surah Al Mulk. Verse 3-4) It is Allah who erected the heavens without pillars that you [can] see. (The Noble Quran. Surah Ar Rad. Verse 2) And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander. (Surah Adh Dhariyat. Verse 47) And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming. (Al Anbya. Verse 33) Have they not seen that We set upon the land, reducing it from its borders? (Surah Ar Rad. Verse 41) And you see the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of clouds. [It is] the work of Allah, who perfected all things. (Suran An Naml Verse 88) It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. (Surah Talaq. Verse 12) "And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven [more] seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise." (The Noble Quran. Surah Luqman Verse 27) And listen to the great voice of the Noble Quran. Really amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVY8pwx9B74 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVqY9TYEkvk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omh4oG8T_Fw
The Edifice Complex (4 months ago)
How arrogant
Tiger kite (4 months ago)
How so?
Melvin Koopmans (4 months ago)
*This* is music.
An incredible show!
Paulo (4 months ago)
10:10 dubstep
pinaky das (4 months ago)
Look out for rhythm of future home...
pinaky das (4 months ago)
We can understand our future home rhythmic.. way fascinate..
Angelo Martinez (4 months ago)
The universe sounds like Freeee by Kids See Ghosts
Adamant Forge (4 months ago)
A wonderful demonstration that added quite a bit more to my paltry music education, course I was cringing the second the term "finely tuned" was used because here comes the creationists.
Tiger kite (4 months ago)
Why cringe at someone else's beliefs? I suppose there's something comforting or beautiful in thinking your universe was "finely tuned" by a creator. They aren't hurting anyone, so let them have their fun
Steve Holmgren (4 months ago)
Literally everything is connected in the universe.
Francisco Garcia (4 months ago)
rayen (4 months ago)
Im feeling a strong 9 on this album
John Curran (4 months ago)
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
bhutheman Akuma (4 months ago)
Love it. AWESOME
INADRM (4 months ago)
Check out Adam Neely's video on Polyrhythms for more info on pitch and rhythm.
Thomas Ranjit (4 months ago)
The holy Bible says in psalms 19 says " the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork, day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge, there is no speech or language where their voice is not heard"........
Andrew Hambrick (4 months ago)
I feel dumber after watching this. I learned nothing. I really tried...
acesonued (4 months ago)
The system and its orbits reminds me of the inner workings of a flower...
hari sharan (4 months ago)
I'm too an aerospace engineer and musician
chiming chan (4 months ago)
cool thanks
Avinash kumar (4 months ago)
This was my mood throughout the video:- 😐☞☺☞🤔🤔☞🤗
Ryan Margetts (4 months ago)
Biophilia Bjork... say no more

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