"A cross between Carl Sagan and Madonna." (See the YouTube video.)

"Look at the stars. Can't you hear them? Now, thanks to Fiorella Terenzi, an astrophysicist and musician, stargazers can peek through a telescope, glance at the Milky Way and listen to the cosmos. ... Initially, Dr. Terenzi kept acoustic astronomy to herself. But now she has turned performer, and Earth people are tuning in." (See the article.)

"The source for this sound is a galaxy far, far away. How can we hear music from a galaxy? Well, our interpreter is Italian Astrophysicist Fiorella Terenzi." "So Terenzi the Astrophysicist, who started out trying to find another way to classify celestial objects, is also Terenzi the musician, with an album called Music from the Galaxies and performance at observatories and planetariums and on TV." (See the YouTube video.)

"She said she was an astrophysicist, and I said 'Yeah, sure' recalls veteran jazz keyboard player Herbie Hancock of their first meeting in 1993. 'But the more she talked, the more believable she sounded".

Time Magazine, Full page photo
Another practitioner on the rise is Italian astrophysicist, Fiorella Terenzi, who has been described as a cross between Madonna and Carl Sagen. Terenzi has used radio telescopes to intercept radio waves from a galaxy 180 million light-years away, them fed them into a computer, applied a sound-synthesis program to convert her data into music and produced "Music From the Galaxies". Result: part New Age, part Buck Rogers sound track, played on an oscilloscope

Siskel and Ebert
"A breathtaking new combination of music and computer animations. It is like we were pinballing throughout the universe encountering one fantastic sight after another. It's my Video Pick of the Week." About: "The Gate to the Mind's Eye" (CD/DVD/VHS) Thomas Dolby/Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, Miramar

"What's 180 million light years away and has a beat you can dance to?" "Forget pop stars. Twenty-eight year-old Dr. Fiorella Terenzi has recorded a whole pop galaxy."

NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday - Ira Flatow
"For centuries astronomers have been looking at the stars. But can our ears tell us something that our eyes can't? ... Is it possible that there is more to learn by listening to the stars?"

Newsweek On-Air Radio
"In a new Island Records CD called Music from the Galaxies, Italian Astro- physicist and composer Fiorella Terenzi has used the most modern radio-tele- scopes and computers to convert the natural radiation from a galaxy designated UGC6697 into the audible range then add instrumental harmonies. A fascinating demonstration of human intelligence. On October 12 (1992), American scientists will turn the tables, kicking off their largest efforts yet to scour distant galaxies for intelligence on that end."

National Public Radio, "Weekend Edition"
"Italian Astrophysicist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi marries her knowledge of radio-astronomy and her passion for music on a new release on Island Records called Music from the Galaxies. She did it by collecting information from radio signals generated by celestial bodies and transposing those signals onto a musical spectrum."

United Press International - Syndicated Radio
"Dr. Terenzi, an Astrophysicist who got her doctorate in Physics from the Uni- versity of Milan, has studied radio waves from space for a number of years. She's taken those waves and with the use of computers has turned them into music. Its interesting stuff, taking information from a distant galaxy 180 million light-years from Earth and converting the cosmic waves into sound and music."

Associated Press
"Astrophysicist-Musician Uses Galactic Sound to Create Tunes"

Details Magazine
"A choir for heavenly bodies. Ziggy played guitar; Dr. Fiorella Terenzi plays the cosmos."
"Combining her passion for music with a remarkable scientific discovery that heavenly objects emit radio waves which are very similar to musical notes, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi took data from a radio galaxy known as UGC 6697 and translated it into frequencies that can be heard by humans, then played it on a synthesizer. Whooshes, buzzing, oscillating frequencies and deep didjeridu-like drones combine to sound like nothing else on the planet -- or in space. This is not music in a traditional sense; there is no melodic development or harmony, except on the last track, "Cosmic Time," where our friendly UGC 6697 is accompanied by harp, hand drums, and synthesizers for a lovely fusion of earth and space. If you've ever wondered what it sounds like out in space, or have an adventuresome ear, listen to the real space music. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats, All Music Guide"

Women Outside
"First, there was Copernicus. Then, Galileo. Eventually Madonna. Now comes Dr. Terenzi: astronomer, pop star, visionary.

"Invisible Universe, is simply out of this world." "Clearly this discu has star power"

CD ROM Today
"If you thought Patrick Moore was a character, you haven't meet Dr. Fiorella Terenzi yet. " "With a perfect mix of cool music, hard science, and heavenly host, Invisible Universe has to be the best astronomy disc yet".

Omni Magazine
"Ode for a soundless Universe: uncovering the celebrated music of the spheres."

Verge Magazines
Physicist Fiorella Terenzi keeps in tune with the stars. She's the DivaDoc…"
"In this hip, metaphysical take on astronomy from the world's only internationally known astrophysicist/rock star, Dr. Terenzi brings to life a sensual universe"
"Her recent book, Heavenly Knowledge (Avon Books), is far from a dry appraisal of astrophysics, humanizing cosmic phenomena by drawing comparisons between the nature of the universe and the human experience."

Cornell Daily Sun
"Fiorella is the MTV generation's alternative to Mr. Wizard ... In "Heavenly Knowledge" she draws from her vast background and personal experience to explore the universe and our place amongst the stars..."

L.A. Style
"Dr. Fiorella Terenzi has more going for her than just her Madonna-esque mystique. ... Music from the Galaxies has thrilled listeners across planet Earth with its strangely sensuous extraterrestrial tonalities."

Griffith Observatory
"Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, an Italian astrophysicist, has captured radio waves (a form of light) from a distant galaxy 180 million light years from earth, converted the cosmic waves into sound, and transformed the sound into music."

NASA Select TV, "NASA Today"
"Since the beginning of time artists, poets, and song-writers have used the heavens for inspiration. Now there is a musician who literally composes music that is heaven sent. She is Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, an Astrophysicist with a degree from the University of Milan."
"... she has been playing it for audiences around the world. We caught up with the Madonna look-alike at, where else, the base of one of the radio telescopes in NASA's deep space communications complex in California, where she told us why she decided to combine music with science."

Dennis Miller, "The Dennis Miller Show"
"Anybody can give you Hammer, I give you music from the heavens." "We are going to jam with the galaxy, folks. Thank God I only did half a tab."

MONDO 2000 - cover story
"Let's Get Astrophysical with Doctor Fiorella Terenzi"

The Noise
"Maybe Charles Barkley, forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, had Dr. Fiorella Terenzi in mind when he said youth shouldn't view a thletes as role models."

L.A. Weekly
"If you thought evenings of ethnomusicology at Royce Hall were tough, welcome to the terrordome."
"We have here Island Records recording artist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, the one, the only 'astrophysicist/musicologist (musician)'..."

"Forget Simon and Garfunkel, Loggins and Messina, Leopold and Loeb. Here's the ultimate collaboration: Terenzi and UGC 6697... you can't find a more impressive combination of resources in music today."
"But in the data from UGC 6697, Terenzi sensed that there was ample material for an album that even liberal arts majors could enjoy."

San Diego Reader
"Since when did Fellini turn cyberpunk?"
"... what you've got is a phenomena in the making."

Network Forty
"... her music comes from a galaxy called UGC 6697 which, on a map, is about 180 million light years away - straight up." "Similar to a ride through Disneyland's Space Mountain (except you can listen immediately after lunch and without seat belts)..."

Los Angeles Reader
"Just when you thought modern music has exhausted every possible territory, an Italian physicist has produced an unique recording from a way-out source."
"It is strangely beautiful, definitely different: music where no one has gone before."

MONDO 2000 - cover story
"Her extraordinary first album, Music from the Galaxies, on Island Records, combines her twin passion for music and astrophysics."
"Dr. Terenzi creates moody, eerie and interesting music that is truly `from the hearts of space'."

New Frontier - cover story
"When we think of the Renaissance, we think of DaVinci, Michelangelo and the like, who demonstrated the capacity for multiple talents. Dr. Fiorella Terenzi is a modern Renaissance woman - right from Milan. What makes Dr. Terenzi so fascinating? She fills the scope of human endeavor."

Los Angeles Daily News
"The result is a spacey new age album, that for the first time takes sounds from gas clouds slamdancing around galaxy UGC 6697..."

International Space Year '92 News
"In a unique blend of science and art, Terenzi is exploring the possibility of categorizing celestial objects by means of sound, at the same time as she investigates their aesthetic potential."

Island Records
"A landmark release - an uncommon fusion of science and art, astronomy and music, known as Acoustic Astronomy"

First Annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit press release
"Throughout history, from Plato and Pythagoras to the present day, man has always searched for celestial harmony and music in the night sky. That desire has, for the first time, evolved into reality by Dr. Terenzi's creation of 'Acoustic Astronomy' - to listen to the 'music of the spheres'."
"Perhaps our cosmic brothers on other planets around other suns are listening to the very same music, the Music of the Galaxies."

IEEE Spectrum
"Now her sounds - from radio galaxy UGC 6697, which is 1.7 quadrillion kilo- meters (180 million light years) away from earth, are available on audiocassette tape and compact disc as 'Music from the Galaxies'." "In some, familiar sounds and noises are discernible - like the deep breaths in 'Sidereal Breath', several out-of-tune basses in 'Galactic Beats', or a tropical jungle full of noisy birds and animals in 'Collision'. In others, the sounds are more unusual."

Dreams Word
"The end result is like something out of the classic 1950's science fiction epic, 'Forbidden Planet'. It embraces a cosmic ambience which is alternately eerie, disturbing, and, in a curiously lonesome way, even restful. It can feel odd, but strangely compelling."

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Personalities
"What is far out is Terenzi's other contribution to the production: the accompanying music that comes from 180 million light years - that's 1.7 quadrillion kilometers - away. ... marks her debut as an actor, but she has already made her mark as astrophysicist - she is Doctor Terenzi with degrees from the University of Milan - and musician with a unique blending of science and art that turns cosmic radiation into out-of-this-world music."

Yoga Journal
"Dr. Fiorella Terenzi captured the galaxy's radio waves (created from the explosion of colliding gas clouds long before the evolution of humanity), then translated them into computer data and expressed the data as music. Her goal, she says, is to create a 'sonorous universe' - one in which we `hear the stars and the cosmos in the same way we see them."

Roland User Group
"In addition to becoming the centerpiece for her compositions, the unearthly sounds of UGC 6697 also reveal information about the nature and composition of the galaxy, in much the same manner as a spectrograph would."

Green Eggs
"Rare are deep, ultraversatile and magically eclectic human beings capable of breaking ground in many fields and fusing diverse disciplines in those critical marriages whose offspring are breakthroughs. Names that leap to mind are Nikola Tesla and William Blake, who bridged the (possibly illusory) gap between the sciences and the arts to integrate the two. ... This is the mental and physical playground for the scientist-composer, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi."

Heartsong Review
"The rest are undiluted actual star songs themselves, transformed to a language for the human ear... An album for introspection and meditation, if you want to go WAY out there."