Andrew Williams gathered sounds and data from space—including recordings made by satellites and long-wave radios.
The sound for the installation comes from two main sources:
* Electrons hitting the Earth’s upper atmosphere – recorded using Long Wave Radio by Cluster II satellite on the 9th of July 2001. The recording is entitled Chorus. The title comes from the brief, rising-frequency tones caused by the impacts of electrons, which sound like a chorus of birds singing.
* A deep pulsing sound emanating from the Sun, recorded by the European Space Agency Soho spacecraft and caused by bubbles emanating from deep within the star.
The unique project involves projecting the sounds through multiple speakers and also features projections of still images and videos on multiple screens.
Here is a sampling of the work:
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