Thursday, 22 October 2009

music & science (and moonspell)

If you recall, a few posts ago I brought up a connection between metal and phyics - specifically through Somn from Forest Stream, who is both musician and physicist.

Well, here's another parallel: I just clued in that the latest Epica album, Design Your Universe, is "directly influenced from quantum physics" (to quote the promo blip). To be honest, I'm not quite sure how yet. It doesn't sound anymore quantum than their other records (what does quantum even sound like?), but a neat idea nonetheless.

One more timely connection between music and science:
Quantifying Goethe, by the Penderecki Quartet at Waterloo's Quantum to Cosmos Festival.

And, in case you were wondering, Moonspell completely rocked the Mod Club in Toronto Tuesday night. Great and extremely intimate set all the way from Wolfheart to Night Eternal. It amazes me how that band manages to sound as ferocious as they ever did without losing the subtleties or falling into dated nostalgia. Too bad it's been such a busy concert week, keeping some people away who might otherwise have shown up. (for the record, I'm not a jot sorry I chose Moonspell over Satyricon)

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