GAM 2013 held the fourth edition of Cosmic Concert on 28 April.  Italian pianist and composer, Giovanni Renzo, gave a live performance which was streamed online. The audience was in for a spectacular journey through space that started on the night of 7 January 1610, when Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope at the sky and very soon after that discovered four satellites that orbit around Jupiter, upsetting forever the geocentric conception of the Aristotelian universe.  After a close encounter with nebulae, pulsars and black holes, the journey took us to the farthest reaches of the Universe.  While the music flowed on, astronomical videos were shown creating a breathtaking atmosphere.

The much awaited online concert, which is one of the most successful events in GAM, was introduced by Dr. Gianluca Masi, astrophysicist.

Giovanni Piano

Giovanni Renzo is not new to GAM, in fact for the last three years he has been invited by Astronomers Without Borders to perform his works live during Global Astronomy Month.  His work is the fruit of his long-term fascination about the relationship between music and astronomy (such as star maps changing into scores or compositions based on the beat of the pulsar).

You can listen to the Cosmic Concert again as an audio file, which is now available to download here. You can also send your feedback to info (AT)