Andrew Williams project brings space into his music

Andrew Williams, artist in residence at the University of Leicester Space Research Centre, has composed a new work that includes sounds from space. For an installation at a recent exhibition,

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:

More about the project:

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  1. Kind Attn: Mr Andrew Williams.

    Hearty Congratulations for able to record the space sounds and telling the world. In deep meditation one is able to hear the “Brahma Naad” (Brahma a snskrit word means ‘universe’ and “Naad” means ‘music’, so the “Brahma Naad” is music of universe which I can hear easily at any calm place and you can also hear it by putting yourself thru a spiritual meditative state. As per your explanations published in Newspapers in Delhi, India, I feel that the sound must be like “Brahma Naad”. It is my earnest desire to share the matter with you in deep. Looking forward to hear from you. With best and warm wishes.

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