Exploring outer space with music

November 1, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado's film, 'Moonrise,' combines classical music with science.

The tagline for the 1979 film Alien was, “In space no one can hear you scream.” Fortunately, some other people who looked to the stars heard different sounds. Take Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium. Over the past few years, Salgado and the Chicago Sinfonietta came together to mix art and science. The good doctor provides video footage, still images and historic drawings of the solar system and the Sinfonietta brings the soundtrack. Their latest collaboration is called Moonrise and it will premier this Saturday at North Central College in Naperville as part of the Under the Night Sky concert. To find out more about the lofty goals behind this project, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Salgado.