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September 22, 2004

Performing in Space

You can listen to the planet Jupitor and its interaction with its moons; hear radiation from the sun, the sound of activity from far-off pulsars or other astronomical phenomena.

radio astronomy is an art and science project which broadcasts sounds intercepted from space live on the internet and on the airwaves. The project is a collaboration between r a d i o q u a l i a, and radio telescopes located throughout the world. Together they create 'radio astronomy' in the literal sense - a radio station devoted to broadcasting audio from our cosmos.

Radio Astronomy has three parts: - a sound installation - a live on-air radio transmission - a live online radio broadcast - The content of the live transmission depends on the objects being observed at the time by partner telescopes . But whatever they may be, listening in guarantees you'll no longer think of space as silent but rather as a rich acoustic environment prompting comparisons with avant-garde music and electronic sound art.


Posted by newradio at September 22, 2004 02:20 PM