The Music of the Spheres


I collect sound files for digital music, and lately that has meant a lot of sounds of satellites, rockets, ‘sferics for an electronic music project. So this, courtesy of an EMF email, is very exciting to me. It’s not the sound of the atmosphere, but of space, the seismology of stars translated into sound! It’s courtesy of the Corot Space Telescope. Go here for more astronomy and sound, and listen to a sample.


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.

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