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Rhythm From Vibrating Dense Plasma [disquiet0089-vger]

Justin Buckley on September 16, 2013 09:22

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    Contributed to this week's Disquiet Junto - the objective was to make a piece of music using a recording of vibrating plasma waves taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft as it passed out of our solar system.

    I took the sample, brought it into my modular synth, looped it, and FM'ed the output with a sequenced oscillator. I set up a patch where I could 'play' the sample so that I would have hands-on control. I did a few takes to get it (mostly) right, I'm manually adjusting frequencies and the number of steps in the sequence which are allowed to play.

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    More on this 89th Disquiet Junto project, in which the sounds of interstellar space are used to make “goodbye music” for the Voyager 1 space probe, at:

    http://disquiet.com/2013/09/12/disquiet0089-vger/

    Source audio courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa via:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAZWb9_si4

    Special thanks to Mark Ward (mark-ward.org) for having suggested this material as the subject for a Disquiet Junto project.

    More details on the Disquiet Junto at:

    Disquiet Junto/

    "Rhythm From Vibrating Dense Plasma [disquiet0089-vger]" by Justin Buckley is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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