YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Happiness » We Are All Connected

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]
link

HomeBannerAd_Bookshelf

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

We Are All Connected

Electronic musician John Boswell's project The Symphony of Science sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.

sagan_carl.jpg

Combining his love of science and music, musician John Boswell uses the audio processor Auto-Tune to sample lectures, television shows, and interviews with scientists.

In "We Are All Connected," Boswell remixes the words of Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson with music and images from sources including Powers of Ten, Stephen Hawking's Universe, and Cosmos. It is one of four videos in the Symphony of Science project, which combines scientific knowledge and philosophy with music. His first video, "A Glorious Dawn," went viral on YouTube in the fall of 2009.

Lyrics

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson:
    We are all connected;
    To each other, biologically
    To the earth, chemically
    To the rest of the universe atomically
  • Richard Feynman:
    I think nature's imagination
    Is so much greater than man's
    She's never going to let us relax
  • Carl Sagan
    We live in an in-between universe
    Where things change all right
    But according to patterns, rules,
    Or as we call them, laws of nature
  • Bill Nye:
    I'm this guy standing on a planet
    Really I'm just a speck
    Compared with a star, the planet is just another speck
    To think about all of this
    To think about the vast emptiness of space
    There's billions and billions of stars
    Billions and billions of specks
  • Carl Sagan:
    The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
    But the way those atoms are put together
    The cosmos is also within us
    We're made of star stuff
    We are a way for the cosmos to know itself
    Across the sea of space
    The stars are other suns
    We have traveled this way before
    And there is much to be learned
    I find it elevating and exhilarating
    To discover that we live in a universe
    Which permits the evolution of molecular machines
    As intricate and subtle as we
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson:
    I know that the molecules in my body are traceable
    To phenomena in the cosmos
    That makes me want to grab people in the street
    And say, have you heard this??
  • Richard Feynman:
    There's this tremendous mess
    Of waves all over in space
    Which is the light bouncing around the room
    And going from one thing to the other
    And it's all really there
    But you gotta stop and think about it
    About the complexity to really get the pleasure
    And it's all really there
    The inconceivable nature of nature

John Boswell is a musician based out of Washington state. In January 2010, he released the electronic music project Colorpulse.  

Email Signup
Comment on this article

How to add a commentCommenting Policy

comments powered by Disqus


You won’t see any commercial ads in YES!, in print or on this website.
That means, we rely on support from our readers.

||   SUBSCRIBE    ||   GIVE A GIFT   ||   DONATE   ||
Independent. Nonprofit. Subscriber-supported.




Subscribe Generic Utne Award

Personal tools