Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stars & Whales

I was on a walk this afternoon just digging being outside when I was reminded why I love nature so much. Because it refelcts God and by its very nature is singing its praise to Him. By the sounds, looks, and feel of it, everything proclaims the majesty of God. And then I was reminded of this...

Stars + Whales = Music

Actually a symphony. Yes indeedy. We went to a Chris Tomlin concert not too long ago and the speaker, Louie Giglio, blew our minds with a new spin on all creation singing God's praises.

In the video he is using authentic recordings of rotation pulsars of stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. The recordings came from legit astronomers using the highest quality technology. If we went to outer space and could put our ear up next to a star, what you hear in the video is what we would hear in real life. Another recording he used was of humpback whales singing underwater to one another-such an incredible sound. So here is the video with explanation:

So #1 Louie takes the recordings of the first star which spins 1.4 times per second and actually edits it with his iPad to a slower tempo. That's the main beat of the song.
#2 Next he plays the rotation pulsars a star rotating 11 times per second which is a little faster beat. With the two layered on top of each other you get a pretty sweet sound.
#3 He adds a pulsar that is rotating at 1,000 times per second and when slowed down it sounds like violins, or a symphony. Sha-bam universe! I just think this is so cool.
#4 Finally he throws in the sounds of underwater "whale songs" of the Humpbacks. Add it on top of the two stars with he whales singing and you have one AMAZING song!!

A totally unedited, raw version of the praise God hears from His creation. The stars that He created out in the universe and the largest mammals on Earth combining to singing one incredible song. Creation can't help but to praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him from the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all the deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above the earth and heaven

Psalm 148: 1-6, 13


  1. It's always a wonderful thing to stumble across other believers in the social media realm... I saw Louie and Chris in Northern Kentucky in March, and this explanation with the stars was fascinating to me. I love that you two have allowed God to completely affect your lives... I'll definitely be following your blog moving forward, and if you get the chance to stop by, you can check mine out too at

    1. This was seriously amazing to watch and see! God is so amazing!



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