First Space-Earth Duet! NASA astronaut Cady Coleman teams up with legendary Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull). Dig the way the flute (and Cady’s hair) floats in the International Space Station, while Anderson salutes the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight.
via Joan Hogol , thanks for this amazing find! For my tribute to Yuri, see https://plus.google.com/u/0/114601143134471609087/posts/f9tJ6LpmAtN
Wow!!! how cool!
Delightfully nutty! (But where did Ian’s hair go?)
He should have borrowed some from Cady, David Archer ! 🙂
World’s first ZGF (zero-G flautist)?
Anybody know if/how zero-G affects sound and pitch?
Rajini Rao Dunno – but the gas mixture and ambient pressure certainly would.
The flute like the weapon-tool! Paul Bosley 🙂
On top of that, it’s Ian Anderson! He’s definitely not too old too rock! ;p
Slight cognitive dissonance since this has to be edited together due to communication delays (damn you speed of light!). It was not really a duet in the real-time sense.
But then probably most music is produced that way nowadays.
Too cool to say anything else ! Rajini Rao Oh wait, Ian should ask Cady to play in Tull concerts if they still can play! Thanks for sharing.
happy valentines day Rajini.
Tom Lee Tull in Space!
A wonderfully bizarre video
Rajini Rao microgravity dosn’t affect sound and pitch but affect how to play some instruments.
For example when you play piano you ‘experiment’ Newton’s Third law: “The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal, opposite and collinear”
So, when you press a key down, the keyboard ‘press you up’. You must anchor your feet or you’ll fly to the ceiling 🙂
This is a video where they explain this better than me 🙂
Piano in space
And a few more interesting links
Very cool info, Joan Hogol . Checking it out…
Thanks again for finding this unexpected gem!
In addition to the little bits of technical insights on music in space, Joan Hogol ‘s links also point out that music is a great way to relieve the psychological stress of long stays in the Intl. Space Station. Check out the short interview with NPR (final link) to see more of Cady (and also Mark Kelly).
GENIOUS PEOPLE, EXCELLENT JOB