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June 15th, 2016
New musical collaborations featuring Astronomusic:

- "Forever One" by Ian Henderson (violin: Adrianne Simioni)

- Maui Moon by Carlo D'Anna (lap steel guitar: Adrianne Simioni, piano, synths and percussion: Zózimo Rech)

April 16th, 2016
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Astronomusic was broadcasted on Mexican radio prog show Cerca de la Orilla last month. If you missed it or wish to listen to it again, here is the program's podcast:
http://cercadelaorilla.blogspot.com.br/2016/04/programa203.htmll

 

April 12th, 2016
Today we celebrated 55 years of man in space. On April 12th 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man to go into Earth's orbit. A special program was presented at Planetário da UFRGS, here in Brazil, featuring excerpts from our music. A small sample of the presentation can be watched in the following videos (in Portuguese):

 

March 16th, 2016
New musical collaboration: DARK MATTER by Ian Henderson.

Ian Henderson: "This collaboration is a dream come true for me and I am thrilled with the results. Zozimo Rech from Astronomusic provided all the amazing guitars!"

Listen to it HERE.

 

November 28th, 2015
We are very glad to communicate that we have won the 2015 FNP INDEPROG AWARD for best instrumental!! Thank you to you all !!

October 11th, 2015
ASTRONOMUSIC nominated for the FNP INDEPROG AWARD.

September 30th, 2015
New collaboration with our dear friends Carlo D'Anna (USA) & Morten Gjermundsen (Norway). "Cosmic Coffee Reflexions"

September 30th, 2015
Zozimo participates in the track 5, "Swine Dirt", from the album "Dog and the Universe of Swine" (2015) by Ronald Marquis. Click HERE to listen.

September 20th, 2015
If you missed the Progcore radio show last week, or wished to listen to it again, HERE is the show podcast.

September 12th, 2015
VIVALDI - LE QUATTRO STAGIONI / THE FOUR SEASONS
By ASTRONOMUSIC - ZÓZIMO RECH & ADRIANNE SIMIONI
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Wednesday at 8:00pm - 11:00pm in EDT
TUNE IN AT: progcoreradio.com

August 9th, 2015
An informal short video made by Zozimo to show his new guitar pickups for a friend.

June 7th, 2015
SUMMER STORM (Summer's 3rd Movement from The Four Seasons) arrived at first postion in Baroque music at SoundClick!!!

June 4th, 2015
Some photos from yesterday's concert posted at ILEA's Facebook page: PHOTO 1 PHOTO 2 PHOTO 3

May 8th, 2015
New review of Astronomusic's "The Four Seasons" album (in French) at Clairetobscur magazine.

May 8th, 2015
Now at iTunes, Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" by ASTRONOMUSIC!!!

April 25th, 2015
Newspaper review for The Four Seasons CD, April 25th 2015 (in Portuguese).

April 25th, 2015
Jonathan Downes interviews Astronomusic in the latest Gonzo Weekly magazine.
Click here to download the magazine or here to read the article.
You can also listen to the interview as a podcast here.

March 22nd, 2015
"SPRING" - first movement - arrived at first position in Baroque music at SoundClick.

March 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2015
Astronomusic's new album,The Four Seasons, was officially released in two radio shows and two concerts. If you missed the events, you can check the following links:

- Friday Night Progressive radio show #187 podcast (in English)

- Fasching Web Radio Specil ASTRONOMUSIC podcast (in English and French)

- "Burn Again" live video from the CD release concert on March 22nd.

- Photos from the concerts.

March 6th, 2015
Astronomusic rehearsing for the concerts in Seattle. Watch here.

March 5th, 2015
Carlo D'Anna interviews Astronomusic for the Clicker's Club.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

2014
Zozimo & Adrianne are working on Astronomusic's new album: Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

 

November 15th , 2013

New musical collaboration featuring Zózimo Rech: Set Me Free At Midnight from the Album "Lunatica" by Sandro Tskitishvili (a.k.a. LaoZi)

Click HERE to listen. If you wish to listen to the full album, click HERE.

October 7th, 2013
If you missed the latest radio shows featuring Astronomusic in UK or would like to listen to them again, here are some links to their podcasts:

The Ancient One (Cuillin FM - Scotland)
http://www.mixcloud.com/TheAncientOne/the-ancient-one-230913/
http://www.mixcloud.com/TheAncientOne/the-ancient-one-10713/

The Prog Mill (Stafford Radio - England)
http://www.mixcloud.com/shaungeraghty1/the-prog-mill-1st-september-2013-1st-hour/
http://www.mixcloud.com/shaungeraghty1/the-prog-mill-4-aug-2013-1st-hour/
http://www.mixcloud.com/shaungeraghty1/the-prog-mill-14-july-2013-1st-hour/

September 23rd, 2013

From today, September 23rd, the Mexican radio "Cerca de la Orilla" is podcasting a special show with Astronomusic.

http://cercadelaorilla.blogspot.mx/2013/09/programa85.html

"Con ustedes, el podcast del 85° programa de Cerca de la Orilla, para que lo tengan y lo escuchen a la hora que quieran.
Esta emisión fue dedicada a la gran propuesta musical de la banda brasileña Astronomusic."

March 25th, 2013

New collaboration featuring Astronomusic: SPACE JAM!!! Click HERE to listen.

Nigel Hardy: drums, bass, synths, theme
Jacqueline Taylor: guitars
Adrianne Simioni: violin
Zozimo Rech: synths

November 18th, 2012

Astronomusic was invited to do a surprise opening act for the Augsburg City-Beatz progressive rock festival in Germany. Click HERE to see a photo gallery made by photographer Martin Vill with pictures from the event or HERE for photos made by photographer Chris Denner.

November 11th, 2012

Click HERE to see a photo gallery made by photographer Martin Vill with pictures from the concert at Sparkassen Planetarium Augsburg.

August 25th, 2012

New video at YouTube: UNIVERSAL SONG by Astronomusic & friends.

 

March 19th, 2012

Two very nice reviews of Zozimo's album "The Life of a Star" and Adrianne's "The Intelligible Sky" can be found on the following links:

http://cdreviewsbyyou.com/review.php?reviewID=382&styleID=13

http://cdreviewsbyyou.com/review.php?reviewID=383&styleID=13

January 2nd, 2012

UNIVERSAL SONG reached #1 at SoundClick charts in the World Music genre among more than 75,000 songs!!!

January 1st, 2012

New single by Astronomusic: UNIVERSAL SONG - Listen or free download HERE.

The initial idea was the composition of a song that could celebrate the meeting of many nice people from many places from world.

The first artist invited was the awesome Nigel Hardy, UK, who introduced us to the marvelous voice of Anne Cozean, USA. And one by one, from each part of the planet, wonderful musicians and persons joined us, totalizing 24 names involved in this production.

To deal with a big diversity of artists and styles, mixing and producing them, always with the target of creating a colorful harmony of sounds, something constructive, could not have been the easiest of tasks, but certainly it was one of the most pleasant for us.

We hope you all enjoy it!

Zozimo & Adrianne

July 15th, 2010

20,000 "Galileoscope" kits (telescope w/ instructions dvd) were distributed by the Brazilian government to public schools.
The soundtrack chosen for the DVD was ...
ASTRONOMUSIC !!

Brazilian president receives the first Galileoscope kit:

 

 

 

Obs: The Galileoscope is a low cost copy of the instrument used by Galileo 400 ago to discover the craters of the Moon, the phases of Venus, the satellites of Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5th, 2010

Zozimo Rech won the "Carl Martin VIP Contest" from Denmark (electronic products for guitar) with the following video:

http://www.carlmartin.com/news.htm

The prize:

January 27th, 2010

Song “Infinity”:

Collaboration with American musician Andrew Arrington
Andrew Arrington: Drum track Acoustic guitar Vocals
Zozimo Rech (Astronomusic): Synth sequencer & moog
Adrianne Simioni (Astronomusic): Electric violin solo
Michael Duran: Electric guitar solo

LISTEN

January 21st, 2010

Song “Summer Star”:

Collaboration with American musician Bob Forbes
“Have a listen to a song dedicated to 2 fantastic musicians Zozimo and Adrianne (Astronomusic) of Brazil who married last September”
Bob Forbes - Composition, Vocals, Bass, Organ
Bruce Ogilvie – Guitar Solo
Adrianne Simioni – guitars
Zózimo Rech – Moog, Strings
LISTEN

Song “Dragon in the Flowers”:

Collaboration with American New Age composer Katherine Scorzo
Katherine Scorzo (Faunaserene) composition ,synths
Adrianne Simioni (Astronomusic) electric violin
Zozimo Rech (Astronomusic) additional synths
LISTEN

September 26th, 2009

Song: "Ekaterina's Theme":

Collaboration with artist Jude Law, from Wales.
Jude Law aka Ekaterina: Composition, Synths, Drums.
Adrianne Simioni: Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Violin.
Zozimo Rech: Synths, Guitar, Production
.
LISTEN

September 4th, 2009

Song "Sky Ska":

Collaboration with American musician Mike Bennett.
Adrianne Simioni: Electric Violin, Lap Steel Guitar
Zozimo Rech: Synth solo, Electric Guitar Solo
Mike Bennett: Bass, Organ, Drumtrack BT

LISTEN

Song "Strung Up"

Collaboration with American musician Allan Vektor Dean.
Adrianne Simioni: Electric Violin, Electric Guitar
"A song two years in the making. Zozimo Rech and Adrianne Simioni of the phenominal Astronomusic graciously contributed the very special final touches to a song constructed with Chapman Stick and guitars by Jeff McLeod, synthesizer/production by Alan".
LISTEN

Song "Streets of Gold"

Collaboration with American musician Jack Potter.
"This is a musical interpretation of a man's first walk down the Streets of Gold. It features Joe Scalisi on Sax and my good friends from Astronomusic, Adrianne Simioni and Zozimo Rech on Violin and spacey style keyboards respectively."
LISTEN

January 20th, 2009

Opening of the International Year of Astronomy at UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

With the presence of the university's rector Prof. Dr. Carlos Alexandre Netto, the head of research Prof. Dr. Joao Edgar Schmidt and head of extension affairs Prof. Dr. Sandra de Deus, the official opening of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) at UFRGS took place at Planetario Jose Baptista Pereira on January 20th at 8:00 PM.

Program:

1) Music at the Planetarium's Dome: "Music inspired by the science of the stars" was the name given to the musical spectacle at the dome, merging the Zeiss Spacemaster's projections and other space images with the sound of the guitars and keyboards of Adrianne Simioni and Zozimo Rech, combining synthesizer music with progressive rock. Attendance: 137 people (full dome).

2) Speach at the Planetarium's Dome: "Dark energy and dark matter - the Universe we don't know" with Prof. Dr. Thaisa Storchi Bergmann of the Astronomy Department of UFRGS's Physics Institute. Attendance: 137 people.

3) Skywatching through telescopes at the Planetarium's yard: With the collaboration of "Observatorio Educativo Itinerante" (Itinerant Educative Observatory) and of amateur astronomers, observatoin of Porto Alegre's night sky were made starting at sunset. Attendance: 149, 31 of them looking through telescopes for the first time.

December 31st, 2008

Astronomusic at the newsstands

"Editora Qualidade de Vida" (Life Quality Editions) releases an Astronomusic special collection inside issue #14 of the magazine+CD "Terapia Musical" (Musical Therapy). 15000 copies distributed at the main newsstands and bookstores in Brazil and Portugal. Titled "Universo de Sensações" (Universe of Sensations), the CD has a selection of 16 Astronomusic tracks in the New Age genre useful for relaxation, meditation and stress control. It is also a good choice for those who like to listen to music during astronomic observations or a Season's gift for a friend.

Zozimo Rech & Adrianne Simioni would like to wish everyone a Happy 2009, International Year of Astronomy!

 

December 24th, 2008

Special Christmas collaboration between Astronomusic and composer and multi-instrumentalist Morten Gjermundsen from Norway: "Merry Christmas Feat"

Adrianne Simioni: electric violin and lap steel guitar
Zozimo Rech: synthesizer and guitar solos
Morten : guitar, bass, drums and keyboards
Listen to Merry Christmas Feat HERE!

December 15th, 2008

New Astronomusic collaborations with international musicians:

Song"Pampas Bit": collaboration with guitarist and producer Edson Frank of São Paulo (Brazil). Edson called the song "Pampas Bit", in homage to his collaborators of Astronomusic who live nearby the "Pampas".
It is a region of the very south of Brazil and Nordeast of Argentina characterized by smooth hills and plains. This place called the attention of naturalist Charles Darwin in his famous voyage aboard the ship "Beagle" in the 19th century.
Credits:
Adrianne Simioni: electric violin and lap steel guitar
Zozimo Rech: first synth solo and electric guitar (dialogue with the violin)
Edson Frank: Composition, electric guitar, guitar synth, keyboards, other synths, bass, drums and percussion.

Listen to “Pampas Bit” HERE !

 

Song “Love!”: Collaboration with band Mike & The Girls. Composition of Mike Marshall.
Adrianne Simioni: electric violin
Zozimo Rech: synthesizer and guitar solo
Listen to “Love!” HERE!

September 9th, 2008

Zozimo and Adrianne are being invited for musical collaborations with artists from various latitudes and longitudes of the planet. See below:

Song “Healers Moon” (#4 in the Progressive Rock charts at SoundClick)

Carlo D'Anna (Seattle, USA) – composer music/lyrics, acoustic guitar, vocals
Michael Duran (California, USA) – bass, drums, musical production
Zozimo Rech (Astronomusic) – synthesizers and sequencers
Adrianne Simioni (Astronomusic) - electric violin solo
Paul Barnes (Inglaterra)- first electric guitar solo, rhythm guitar
Morten Gjermundsen (Noruega)– second electric guitar solo

Listen to "Healers Moon" HERE!


Song “ Island in the Clouds” (#6 in New Age at SoundClick)

Michael Duran (California, USA): trumpet and flutes(synthesized), rhythm acoustic guitar, electric guitar solo;
Adrianne Simioni (Astronomusic): electric violin;
Zozimo Rech (Astronomusic): composer, synthesizers and sequencers, solo acoustic guitar, musical production.

Listen to “Island in the Clouds” HERE:


Astronomusic collabs station

 September 8th, 2008

Track "The Collapsing Star" from album The Life Of A Star by Zozimo Rech reached #1 in the Progressive Rock charts at SoundClick today and #4 in Rock .
Listen to "The Collapsing Star" HERE!

20 Astronomusic tracks have so far reached TOP 10 at SoundClick!

July 8th, 2008

Track "Explorers" from album "Pictures of a Solar System" by Zozimo Rech reached #1 at SoundClick on July 3rd in the New Age subgenre (among 8.347 songs) and #4 in "World Music" (among 65.756 songs).
Listen to "Explorers" HERE!

Explorers comments

You can check the New Age charts HERE.

June 12th, 2008

Interview and performance at "Bibo Show" on ULBRA TV, special program for "lovers day" (Brazilian equivalent of Valentine's Day). At right, the quartet playing “Burn Again”.

 

 

 

June 4th, 2008

Track "CMZ" from album "Pictures of a Solar System" by Zozimo Rech reached #2 in Classical Contemporary charts at SoundClick today.
Since yesterday, 3 Astronomusic tracks are simultaneously at SoundClick's TOP 10:
CMZ: #2 in Classical Contemporary
Spacetronic Eyes: #6 in Progressive Rock
Exotic Oceans: #9 in New Age
Listen to "CMZ" HERE!

CMZ comments

Click HERE to check "Classical Contemporary" charts at SoundClick.

 May 26th, 2008A

Track "Dancing With The Invisible" from album "The Life Of A Star" by Zozimo Rech reached #1 in Progressive Rock at SoundClick on May 24th. "Exotic Oceans" is still holding #2 in New Age. Astronomusic is now among the "20 Hottest Bands" at SoundClick (of 2.831.575 songs, and 370.798 bands).
Listen to "Dancing With The Invisible" HERE!
Dancing With The Invisible comments

You can check the progressive rock charts HERE.
Para ouvir "Dancing With The Invisible":

May 6th, 2008

Track "Exotic Oceans" from album "Pictures of a Solar System" by Zozimo Rech reached #1 in the New Age charts at SoundClick on April 22nd among 8.499 songs of this genre and #8 in World Music among 65.673 songs.
Listen to "Exotic Oceans" HERE.

Exotic Oceans comments

You can check the New Age charts HERE.

 

 March 20th, 2008

Track “Spacetronic Eyes” from CD “The Intelligible Sky” by Adrianne Simioni reached #1 in Progressive Rock at SoundClick, the biggest international mp3 store with more than 3 million members.
On this track Adrianne plays electric guitars and lap steel guitar, and in the middle section there's a guitar dialog between Adrianne and Zozimo Rech.
14 Astronomusic tracks have so far reached TOP 10 at SoundClick!

Listen to “Spacetronic Eyes” HERE!

Spacetronic Eyes commentss”:

 

 November 2nd, 2007

Today, track "Alien Eyes" by Adrianne Simioni reached #5 in subgenre Psychedelic Rock.
Click HERE to check daily positions for Psychedelic Rock songs:

Listen to "Alien Eyes" HERE!
 

 November 1st, 2007

 In the last week of October Astronomusic entered SoundClick's TOP 10 in the rock genre (among 142,363 songs) with track "Burn Again" from Zozimo Rech's CD "Pictures of a Solar System" and reached #2 position in the progressive rock genre. Since June fourteen Astronomusic tracks entered the TOP 100. SoundClick is a digital music store with many virtual radios: www.soundclick.com

You can check the progressive rock charts HERE.

Listen to "Burn Again" here!!!

August 21st, 2007

Now you can buy individual tracks from the three Astronomusic CDs. Click HERE to listen and download them.

July 30th, 2007

Now you can visit Astronomusic's profile at MySpace and listen to a selection of tracks from the project's three CDs: www.myspace.com/astronomusic .

 July 4th, 2007

 Kinesis Progressive Rock CDs releases the Astronomusic project albums at its online store.

http://www.kinesiscd.com

http://www.kinesiscd.com/storeframe1.htm

June 29th, 2007

Musea Records (France) releases the three CDs of Astronomusic project at its online store.

http://www.musearecords.com/re_new_releaseselect.php?np=34791

http://www.musearecords.com/re_new_releaseselect.php?np=34792

http://www.musearecords.com/re_new_releaseselect.php?np=34793

June 28th, 2007

 A video of Orquestra Profana performing the 3rd movement of "The Summer" (The Storm) from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is available at You Tube. The guitars of Zozimo Rech and Adrianne Simioni play respectively the parts of the "violino principale" and 2nd violin from the original score. Click here to watch!

June 26th, 2007

The Astronomusic project was cited this month at the "V Encontro de Planetários do Mercosul" in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“... Dentre as colaborações externas podemos destacar: o Laboratório de Microgravidade da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), o Astronomusic (compositores e intérpretes de música que têm como tema inspirador a Astronomia e a Astrofísica), o V COMAR (5º Comando Aéreo Regional), etc...”

*Excerpt from the text “Itinerários científico-culturais no Planetário da UFRGS” by Dr. Steffani from Departamento de Física – IF-UFRGS and Planetário/PROREXT – UFRGS.

 June 14th, 2007

We're glad to communicate that the Brazilian edition of Guitar Player magazine published in its June issue, page 48, an article about the technical aspects of our CDs recordings (in Portuguese, of course...).

April 21st, 2007

Interview with Zózimo Rech on Radio Fatima FM, 87.9MHZ, at 19:30

March 2nd, 2007

Don't miss the lunar eclipse tomorrow!!!

February 21th, 2007

We're glad to communicate that the Astronomusic project was cited in the March issue of  Astronomy Brasil (the Brazilian edition of Astronomy magazine), in an article written by Dr. Maria Helena Steffani (Nuclear Physics, UFRGS) on the social importance of planetariums. Pages 74 to 75.

January 24th, 2007

 We've been observing comet McNaught yesterday and the day before. Last week it was not possible because of the weather conditions. Don't miss this spectacle, it will still be visible for the naked eye for some time.

January 16th, 2007

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, don't miss comet McNaught, visible to the naked eye at    sunset today and tomorrow!!!

January 10th, 2007

We would like to thank all the people who were present on December 16th at Porto Alegre's planetariumfor the release of Astronomusic's three CDs. Also thank for all the encouraging fan mail.

At the moment we're working on the construction of this site and planning future Astronomusic appearances. Since we're in Summer down here, we're also making use of the season to enjoy some tropical nature gifts after this prolonged undertaking.

Zozimo & Adrianne.


Pictures of the CDs debut in the planetarium: