Your Supergeek Music Post of the Day: Scientist Turns Every Element in the Periodic Table into Music

Peter points us at Asegun Henry, a Georgia Tech mechanical engineer. He wants to turn every element in the periodic table into music. The goal is an educational app that somehow catalogues the unique musical signature for everything we see below.


That’s 119 “songs”–at least as of today. By way of example, this is what silicon sounds like in its crystalline form. Trent Reznor should sample this for the next NIN record.

In fact, here’s what Henry did with the sound of silicon.

Me? I’m waiting to see what he does with dysprosium and (my favorite elemental metal), praseodymium.

More at Gizmodo.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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