Lucas taking measurements
on a cymatic membrane.
The latest addition to the team is Lucas Vieira, Brazilian physicist, undertaking a PhD in "Time" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. He is the creator of the most iconic scientific GIF animations & illustrations on Wikipedia, and generates his work using software he developed.


René Laureijs explaining
Dark Matter and Energy

Presentation by René Laureijs, ESA Project Scientist, on "Perspectives from Euclid: a brief overview" to the Creative Project.

ESA ESTEC HQ Amsterdam, 2020
A further trip to Toulouse by Benedict Redgrove to film work updates on the Korsch telescope.


TBOS and ESA meeting, 2020
Due to Covid lockdown in many European countries, a Zoom conference call was initiated between Giuseppe Racca from ESTEC in the Netherlands, and the creative team who are based all over Europe. They discussed potential performance concepts for The Beauty of Science.


Li Keuha (Lico)
Renowned Chinese dancer and choreographer Kehua Li (or 'Lico’) based in Beiijing agreed to join the collaboration.

JULY 2020 

TBOS - Vibration patterns
on different frequencies
A direction for a performance was established involving the visual representation of sound waves, and the potential for cymatic work.

JUNE 2020 

Karina in her studio in Munich
Intermedia artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski came on board the project, realising the addition of a performance, based on her concept of waves. She is developing a massive intermedia interactive installation involving elements of augmented reality and dance.


Richard and Benedict by filming
at ESA, 2020
The team travelled to Toulouse with cinematographer, Alex Bender where they spent a couple of days filming the construction of the Euclid Korsch telescope construction.


"Euclid" project treatment - ESA
Work began at ESA’s Euclid hangar at Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse, where Benedict prepped requirements for the first film shoot planned for January 2020.


ESTEC HQ Netherlands, 2019
A meeting was held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre at Noordwijk in the Netherlands, where Giuseppe Racca and the Euclid mission’s project scientist René Laureijs, agreed to support a collaboration with TBOS creative project.


Impression on the very early Univers, ESA
Online discussions took place with ESA who agreed to the principle of a creative project based around the difficult concepts of dark matter and dark energy at play in the Euclid mission.

AUGUST 2019 

The English NASA project Photographer and Film Maker Benedict Redgrove joined forces with Composer Richard G Mitchell to discuss the possibility of a film collaboration involving the science in ESA’s Euclid mission.  

April 2019 

"Euclid" project treatment - ESA, 2019
Composer Richard G Mitchell approached Giuseppe Racca, ESA’s EUCLID Project Manager for ESA, and a seed was sewn for an ambitious creative project in collaboration with ESA.

March 2019 

Richard G Mitchell was introduced to Alberto Gianolio, ESA’s ex-LISA Mission Project Manager who suggested that there might be a perfect match for The Beauty of Science concept with an ESA mission called EUCLID.

June 2018  

The Beauty of Science was completed in its first incarnation as a set of music pieces, and the first recordings produced. Initial experiments were carried out syncing NASA & ESA space footage to the recordings.

May 2017   

Studio recordings get underway
for ‘The Beauty of Science’
Richard G. Mitchell and Ali Darragh.
A start was made on composing, arranging and recording pieces for The Beauty of Science. Exploring the ethereal beauty and exquisite workings of nature, each piece is based on the latin text from one of Newton's principles in “Principia”. The first part to be tried out was‘ Axiomata’ which depicts the three laws of motion, with Richard Curran performing the string parts and Ali Darragh who sung the soprano parts.

"Principa" - Newton, 1687
Astronomy explained upon
Sir Isaac Newton's principles
CC Wikimedia/Wellcome Collection
1687 - Sir Isaac Newton's book ‘Principia’ was published, (full title - ‘Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica’). It formed the foundation of classical mechanics, also Newton's law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of the laws of planetary motion. Principia is justly regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science.